Change in behaviour regarding ndots and searchlist

Steven Carr sjcarr at
Mon Sep 15 13:13:51 UTC 2014

On 15 September 2014 13:29, Lightner, Jeff <JLightner at> wrote:
> I've begun seeing this recently in nslookup on Windows workstations as well.    It appears it is appending search domains even when I've specified an FQDN.   That is I have two search domains such as and and I typed short name "ralph" for nslookup or host it would give me "" IP if it existed or "" if the didn't exist and the latter did.   Now what I'm seeing is even if I specify "" it is looking up and failing on "".

Without the final explicit "." your name is not fully qualified.


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