Subject: localhost search order (was: afterboot)
To: NetBSD install list <email@example.com>
From: William Allen Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/2003 15:21:53
Robert Elz wrote:
> Sendmail will actually be connecting to "localhost" which has no dots,
> and hence the resolver presumes initially is intended to have the
> local domain (or whatever is set as the search list) appended - only
> when that fails will it fall back to just trying the name alone.
That seems broken! After all, can we depend on clueful DNS
administrators having the localhost.domain setup? I think not!
> You can also tell that from the messages in the qf file you posted
> earlier - sendmail notes the first host name it tried that failed,
> not later ones that just happened to also get tried (which makes
> sense, the one it tries first is the one it is really attempting
> to contact).
The incredibly short (default install) resolv.conf merely says:
; BIND data file
; Created by NetBSD sysinst on Fri May 30 21:34:04 2003
I'm not as familiar with the relatively new nsswitch.conf as I ought to
be, but thought the (default install)
# $NetBSD: nsswitch.conf,v 1.5 1999/10/24 12:36:52 lukem Exp $
hosts: files dns
should search the hosts file first?
# $NetBSD: hosts,v 1.6 2000/08/15 09:33:05 itojun Exp $
# Added by NetBSD sysinst
22.214.171.124 dreamer.citi.umich.edu dreamer
Should that obviously unneccessary duplicate line be
William Allen Simpson
Key fingerprint = 17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26 DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32