Change in behaviour regarding ndots and searchlist
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Mon Sep 15 13:17:15 UTC 2014
In article <mailman.957.1410786839.26362.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
Steven Carr <sjcarr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 September 2014 13:29, Lightner, Jeff <JLightner at dsservices.com> 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 ex1.com and ex2.net
> > and I typed short name "ralph" for nslookup or host it would give me
> > "ralph.ex1.com" IP if it existed or "ralph.ex2.net" if the ralph.ex1.com
> > didn't exist and the latter did. Now what I'm seeing is even if I specify
> > "ralph.ex1.com" it is looking up and failing on "ralph.ex1.com.ex2.net".
> Without the final explicit "." your name is not fully qualified.
But if a name has more than ndots dots, it's supposed to be tried as
given first, before adding search domains.
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