Resolv.conf search parameter limit

lisaac29 at lisaac29 at
Tue Nov 2 23:08:38 UTC 1999

In article <7vnanp$abt$1 at>,
  lisaac29 at wrote:
> Is there a limit to the number of domain names listed in the search
> parameter for the resolv.conf file? I have a network monitoring
> application monitoring different customer environments,  and I wish to
> use the ordinary name instead of the fully qualified domain name
> I have 10 different customer second level domains, and I will add all
> too the search parameter. I have not found any documentation which
> identifies a limit to the number of domains listed on the search
> parameter in the resolv.conf file. The network monitoring applications
> reside on Linux, Solaris, and HPUX. I appreciate any input!
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I found the limit to be 6 domains with a total of 256 characters. Does
anyone have ideas how to extend the search limit (officially or

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