Subject: Re: sendmail 8.7.3, perl 5, bind 4.9.3 glitches
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 01/24/1996 14:37:35
James Graham - Systems Mangler writes:
> To contribute to the BIND issues, I find some interesting problems with
> -current BIND.
> 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?
It's not. BIND 4.9.3 follows RFC 1535 that says that by default,
the search list is just the domainname. Check doc/rfc/rfc1535 in
the BIND source for more info
To get the behaviour that you want, assuming you have the following
'search foo.baz.quux baz.quux'
Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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