Curious lease to/from Apple DHCP Client

Joerg Mayer jmayer at
Tue Aug 1 16:50:51 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 06:27:34PM +0200, Sten Carlsen wrote:
> This is exactly the pattern I observed when I first connected my (then)
> brand new MAC to my network; during the next week and using far too much
> time I found that the only cure was to switch from an internal tld of
> ".local" to something else ".home". Apple uses .local for some other
> purpose and things go very wrong.
> If you do not use .local, I am out of ideas for now.

Just FYI: .local is a special domainname, see:
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Joerg Mayer                                           <jmayer at>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.

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