Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Thu Aug 29 20:16:08 UTC 2013

In article <mailman.1210.1377758162.20661.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
 Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> wrote:

> replying to ones self a few times in one day or a sign I need a break..
> but...
> I think the issue is this
> Trying "www.undernet.org"
> Received 34 bytes from in 348 ms
> Trying "www.undernet.org.ausics.net"
> Using domain server:
> Host www.undernet.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
> it comes down the host etc once again needing the period after the
> domain - this was a reported and fixed bug a few years ago, it seems
> sometime  between then and now, it is become broken again. 
> So I guess those  3rd party servers I've tested still use te older and
> "fixed" version.

What does your /etc/resolv.conf look like? This looks like it might be 
an "ndots" issue, causing host (and other applications that use the 
default search option) to try adding the default domain to names that it 

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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