Domain Not Resolving

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Tue Nov 21 14:10:37 UTC 2017

Am 21.11.2017 um 14:42 schrieb G.W. Haywood via bind-users:
> The address for localhost ( should be in /etc/hosts,
> not in your zone file, and very probably it already is

that part is not true says:
Note that all domains that contain hosts should have a "localhost" A 
record in them

simply because /etc/hosts is not considered in case of a DNS lookup at 
all and a unqualified query for "localhost" with "search" 
in /etc/resolv.conf would be expanded to "" and 
so correctly answered at the first try - our dns backend adds them to 
every single zone-file because of rfc1537 for years 86400  IN      A

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