Internal clients' queries for "myhostname." get sent to forwarders. Why?

Tony Finch dot at
Wed Mar 12 11:50:53 UTC 2014

Lawrence K. Chen, P.Eng. <lkchen at> wrote:

> If you have FQDN for machines, the problem might be that the domain
> isn't set in resolv.conf?

The machines are configured with a bare hostname. If there isn't a search
or domain directive in /etc/resolv.conf and there isn't an entry for the
machine in /etc/hosts then `hostname -f` will fail.

It is probably a bug that `hostname -f` does not have any "ndots" logic.
See also RFC 1535.

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