Curious lease to/from Apple DHCP Client

Sten Carlsen sten at
Tue Aug 1 16:56:56 UTC 2006

Precisely, but when I started my MAC I had not heard of this. The
pattern described here is like looking at a copy of my own logs from
that time. Connectivity was very flaky at its best.

Joerg Mayer wrote:
> 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:
> More on this topic:
>  ciao
>    Joerg

Best regards

Sten Carlsen

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