DNS resolution over multicast in a combined bind/ADS server environment

Trey Valenta t at trey.net
Thu Jun 5 19:53:13 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 07:37:28AM -0700, John wrote:
> Questions:
> 1.
> What is the real problem in having an ADS with the name abcdefg.local
> in the same network with a Linux based DNS server?

The problem isn't specific to ADS per se. At least SuSE enables mDNS by
default, so queries for records with the FQDN ending in ".local" are
sent to the multicast address instead of the default nameservers. You
have to edit the /etc/host.conf file to change this behavior.



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