Problem resolving subdomains
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sat Mar 31 14:37:38 UTC 2007
In article <eulo6v$87v$1 at sf1.isc.org>, Phusion <phusion2k at gmail.com>
> I am having a problem with DHCP-enabled clients on my test network.
> The servers are running on the test.com domain while the DHCP-enabled
> clients are on the mdnlan.test.com domain. The DHCP computers get
> domain names of computername.mdnlan.test.com. The DNS server is named
> smdndnsp1.test.com. This server also runs the DHCP service. These
> computers are having problems pinging the computers on the test.com
> domain. The version for BIND is 9.3.2-P1.
> - ping from testcomp.mdnlan.test.com to dns.test.com works
> - ping from testcomp.mdnlan.test.com to dns fails
This is not something you configure in the server. Automatic appending
of a domain suffix is something you configure in the client's resolver,
by specifying a Domain Search List. If you want "dns" to resolve to
"dns.test.com" you have to set the search list to "test.com".
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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