Subject: Re: question about identifying a name server
To: Roger Fischer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/2000 01:20:45
On 954907210 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Roger Fischer wrote:
>Here's where it's weird. The name server is up and running fine, but my
>MacBSD box won't use it. If I do an nslookup, it skips it and goes to the
>second one in my resolv.conf, but if I force it to that server it works
>fine. Does it matter that I'm running a made up name for my local network?
>(is bind trying to do a reverse lookup on my 192.168.x.x network?)
nslookup won't use a nameserver unless it can do the reverse lookup.
Other programs don't behave this way, so `ping foo' will ask the
first guy on the list. dnsquery is another bind command like
nslookup, but it doesn't require that the nameserver reverse resolve.
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