[plug] bind, dns and oddities

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Jun 3 19:55:11 WST 2008

Yeah, thats actually what showed it up.  My sons (windows) machine
doesnt use dhcp and its search order had to be set manually - I was
hoping to avoid tripping over this in the future.  I'll try a CNAME
later and see if it works with no dire consequences :)

Unfortunately I have some machines that are difficult to get to work
with dhcp (in a qemu VM) - might be time to set them to bridge.


On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 19:44 +0800, Matt Kemner wrote:
> Hi Bill
> On Tue, 3 Jun 2008, quoth William Kenworthy:
> > Ive just rehashed my home dns running on bind.
> >
> > One item I am not sure about is how to handle "wap" and
> > "wap.localdomain". Should I be using a CNAME to get wap to resolve
> > correctly? - I was under the impression that bind would handle both by
> > default?
> If I understand you correctly, you want to be able to resolve "wap"
> instead of / in addition to "wap.localdomain"
> That's something that is handled at the client end, not by BIND - by
> setting up your DNS search order.
> (eg by adding "search localdomain" to your /etc/resolv.conf or by adding
> it to the appropriate field under the TCP/IP settings in windoze)
>  - Matt
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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