Newbie DNS/Bind/resolv.conf question

Simon Waters Simon at
Mon Feb 4 00:39:33 UTC 2002

Alexis Birkill wrote:
> As I understand it, this means I should be able to type 'ping snoopy',
> and it will automatically add .localdomain on the end of it.  This works
> on the linux box, but not on any of the windows machines.  Is there a
> way to get this to work?

resolv.conf configures the DNS client behaviour, not the server.

Linux is playing both roles here. 

The Windows clients also have a location to type in their domain
name in the relevant IP configuration screen for that version of

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