Subject: Re: sendmail 8.7.3, perl 5, bind 4.9.3 glitches
To: Danny Thomas <D.Thomas@vthrc.uq.edu.au>
From: James Graham - Systems Mangler <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 01/23/1996 11:24:13
To contribute to the BIND issues, I find some interesting problems with
Say you live in an environment in which machines are of the form
where foo is the machine. Say you want to get to another machine
in a parallel subdomain, such as
Under previous versions of BIND (the one under StunOS comes to mind),
one can simply, from machine foo(.bar.baz.quux), say:
# ping bar.foo
and the resolver will automagically begin adding parts of the domain name
beyond the unresolved point, i.e.
TRY bar.foo. ...FAIL
TRY bar.foo.baz. ...FAIL
TRY bar.foo.baz.quux. ...OK
Why is this now broken?
Please be quite. No eating the lab.