[wellylug] samba server and dhcp

michael at diaspora.gen.nz michael at diaspora.gen.nz
Sat May 8 21:09:13 NZST 2004

>For example, if you have the following in your domain search list:

>When you try to go to, say, www.google.com, your PC will try to resolve
>the following addresses, in this order:

Ah, no.  Domain name resolvers haven't worked that way since the
early 90s.  See http://rfc1535.x42.com/ and man host(1) for more details.

Basically, since BIND 4.9 (~ 1993), names with a '.' are resolved without
the search list first, and only then resolved via the search list.
    -- michael.

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