forward lookup zone problem

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri Jun 10 00:51:21 UTC 2005

In article <d89rgi$a0d$1 at>, "michael" <michael at> 

> I am having problems resolving short host names from windows xp clients. 
>   It works from the server (freebsd 5.4/bind 9.3.1).
> I get *** can't find x10: Non-existent domain from the 
> workstations.  Can anyone see any problems with my file 
> (Below).  This is my first attempt at learning bind and have been on 
> google for a couple of hours now.  I appreciate any pointers.  Thanks

Sounds like you don't have a default domain suffix configured on your XP 
clients.  Go into the Local Area Network Connection properties, and add 
the domain suffixes to append in the DNS tab.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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