configure multi seach domains

David W. Hankins David_Hankins at
Fri Jul 28 15:52:22 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 07:55:32AM -0400, Tom Greaser wrote:
> I tried to push mulit seach domains to our dhcp clients..
> option domain-name "";
> well this works with all our linux/mac osX clients.. but our windows XP
> crapped out..
> the M$ clients did show the domains in its  DNS Suffix Search List. . .
> .. . . :
> but it never worked.  

Yeah...this is a convention, not a standard.

One that we are unfortunately participating in.

> i did see a post about using these options, but havent tried it since
> the other option works with linux/mac clients.
> option domain-search-order code 119 = string;
> option domain-search-order "";

Read rfc3397 and you will know why that wouldn't work even if the
MS client supported it and listed that option on the parameter
request list.

> Has anyone gotten mulit seach domains pushed down to M$ clients to work
> ?

Not I.

David W. Hankins	"If you don't do it right the first time,
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