Bogus NS records and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cricket Liu cricket at
Mon Dec 2 13:17:22 UTC 2002

aaron wrote:
> The (3) machines in my home LAN are not part of a domain and I have no
> forward mapping zone files. In an effort to quickly get the
> caching-only name server up and running, I opted to forgo adding the
> machines to a domain since I'm accustomed to using /etc/defaultdomain
> for this purpose and noticed "DNS & BIND" did not account for this as
> a valid solution (they mention the domain directive, Hostname, and
> LOCALDOMAIN as the only correct solutions).

That's because /etc/defaultdomain is chiefly a mechanism for setting your
NIS domain name.


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