Bind expanding domain query using search path?

Erik Enge erik at
Tue Oct 1 20:08:55 UTC 2002


I have two domains;

I have two machines; machine1 (in machine2 (in

I'm running RedHat 7.2 (x86) and bind 9.2.1.

Everything seems to be working as it should, but I have a question of
whether or not I can make this work:

  dig machine1

At the moment, it gives this output:

  eenge at eenge:~$ dig machine1

  ; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> machine1
  ;; global options:  printcmd
  ;; Got answer:
  ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 20766
  ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

  ;machine1.                         IN      A

  .                       7812    IN      SOA     A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM. 2002100100 1800 900 604800 86400

  ;; Query time: 82 msec
  ;; SERVER:
  ;; WHEN: Tue Oct  1 14:38:10 2002
  ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 98

It would be great if it (bind) could try
machine1.[,] before going to the root-servers.

Is there a way I can do this?  I understand there would be stupidity
happening if I rename machine2 in to machine1.q



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