Subject: Re: dns search paths with KAME
To: Andy Doran <ad@NetBSD.org>
From: Ronald Khoo <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/1999 09:50:30
} > Well, strictly speaking, it won't help at all, as most of my
} > lookups succeed on the TLD lookup! (e.g. for fionn.sports.gov.uk :-)
} Resolving fionn.sports.gov.uk and resolving the TLD (top level domain: uk)
} are two different things. Am I misunderstanding what you said?
Probably. What I mean is something like this. The search path is
. <- this is the one I call the TLD lookup
Oh, I see. Bleaugh.
I was confusing "Root level search lookup" with "Top level domain"
in my head. So you probably did misunderstand me, and it was cos I
through my own fault misunderstood you. Sorry :-(
I did actually sorta think that you meant just looking up TLDs themselves:
} > One could do it just for hosts without dots, but that seems
} > too much like a kludge to me.
And I felt that it would be a kludge, because it's perfectly reasonable to
be looking up TLD hosts within a private DNS.
Anyway, I guess the horse is well and truly dead now. I'll just flog
it once more for good luck: *Thwack*
} ('Fionn' is a mythical Irish warrior. Pity it's such a cheesy machine :)
Ooo. maybe I can ask him to flog the dead horse for me -- I'm
weedier than your machine. My mum is going to visit my sister
in Ireland next month. Perhaps I can ask her to look Fionn up -- being
mythical, he's probably not dead yet :-)