DNS Configure Problem

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Tue Jan 28 21:36:04 UTC 2003

Barry Fawthrop wrote:

> Hi Kevin
> /etc/resolv.conf
> has
> nameserver
> nameserver
> nameserver  24.73.2xx.xxx  <--  My IP Address
> search  domain1    domain2
> domain  domain2
> I think ??? the line domain  domain2 is my problem I'm trying to take it out
> is the search line correct and what does this do >???

The "search" directive overrides the "domain" directive, and causes the
resolver to try appending each of those domains in attempt to resolve the name.
Whether it's "correct" or not depends on what you're trying to accomplish.

- Kevin

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