Change in res_nsearch behaviour?
smurf at noris.net
Wed Jan 26 09:00:11 UTC 2000
> But what happens if the 'as is' query failed (for e.g.: NO SUCH HOST**).
> Because of the 'return' statement, the error too will be returned to the
> caller without doing the search (whereas it is expected to do the search
> in the current/parent domains).
Domain names with dots inside are supposed to be fully qualified, these days.
That's a feature.
As an example, you might want to send email to foo.com. You mistype and
use fooo.com. Your local domain, bar.com, has a wildcard MX. Your email
thus, effectively, gets delivered to "fooo.com.bar.com" instead of being
The search feature was a mistake, thus it's off by default. You can still
use the ndots option if you really need it.
That's my understanding. Corrections are of course welcome.
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