cricket at menandmice.com
Sun Oct 27 23:20:41 UTC 2002
> What is the correct format for the /etc/resolv.conf file
> on a primary DNS? Currently I have the following:
> domain mydomain.com
> nameserver 10.254.64.7
> nameserver 10.254.64.8
> search mydomain.com
> Everything seems to work ok this is more of a
> what's required/missing question. Is it better to
> use the locahost (127.0.0.1) address instead?
With a modern TCP/IP stack, it doesn't really matter.
> Is the search necessary if the domain statement
> is there, seems like overkill.
No, you just need one. "search" gives you both an explicit search
list and a local domain name, while "domain" gives you just a local
domain name. But the search and domain directives you're using
> Finally if a resolver
> looks up say "www.cnn.com" would the domain
> statement above be needlessly appended to the
> query (www.cnn.com.mydomain.com) resulting in
> longer/useless query times?
Only if you're using an older (pre-BIND 4.9) resolver.
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