dns problem with browsers only?

Rodney C. Marable marable at netgen.com
Wed Nov 10 23:57:21 UTC 1999

> Has anyone seen this before?  pc's can use short name for telnet, ping, and
> nslookup.  But when they use a short name in a browser (http://intranet),
> it doesn't.  The web page is not displayed and they get a 500 error.  But
> when they use the FQDN (http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov) or the ip address
> (, bingo - it works!  We have tried going to different
> web servers (http://intranet, http://updates) and using different browsers
> (netscape, hotjava, ie), but we get the same behavior.  nslookup looks fine
> for nslookup vm and nslookup

My desktop machine at work is a PC running Solaris 2.6 and Communicator 4.51, and "netgen.com" is automatically appended to any unqualified URL that I enter.  I've observed the behavior you've described in the past, but only on machines running Windows 9x that didn't have their default domains properly set.


		rodney c. marable	net.Genesis inc.
		marable at netgen.com	150 cambridgepark drive
		617.665.9229		cambridge, ma 02140

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