Subject: bin/3492: /usr/sbin/host fails to apply domain search rules
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/14/1997 15:51:05
>Number:         3492
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       /usr/sbin/host  fails to apply  domain  search rules
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Apr 14 16:05:01 1997
>Release:        NetBSD-current as at 1997-04-12; possibly NetBSD 1.2(?)
System: NetBSD Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU 1.2D NetBSD 1.2D (DSG_4K) #0: Mon Mar 31 20:29:11 PST 1997 jonathan@Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU:/aga/n1/src/NetBSD/IP-PLUS/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/DSG_4K i386


/usr/sbin/host fails to apply domain search rules.


Suppose you have a host called Hostname.Some.Internal.Domain.
Suppose there's a host called "Fred.Internal.Domain.

On Hostname.Some.Internal.Domain, do:
	host Fred

See host(8) report that Fred.Some.Internal.Domain doesn't exist,
and give up.

As of BIND-4.9.3-P9, (or thereabouts) /usr/sbin/host *used* to search
up the domain searchlist, find Fred.Internal.Domain, and report on it.

The newer, ``enhanced'' version of host that we've had since
BIND-4.9.4 doesn't do this.  If this is a local substitution,
I would very much like the old behaviour back.

I think the new behaviour is a bug, as it means host(8) gives
different answers than all other DNS clients.


I dunno, go back to the previous version of host(8)?  I haven't
checked to see if this is a local substitution or a change in BIND.
If the latter, the bugreport should be forwarded to the BIND maintainer ;).