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Old 02-16-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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Talking DNS problem


Hi everyone.

I am fairly newbie in linux. I tried to setup named (bind-9.2.3) on a small network, for testing and learning purposes only. I have a linux box with two network cards (2 subnets). I have no connection to internet. I want to configure the named to resolv the names from the two subnets. It seems that it works, but when I ping a machine with short name (i created a domain of mine mydom.) even the local machine (linux box) wouldn't respond, but if i ping with "fqdn" i.e mypc.mydom it works. I would like to figure out why my named doesn't resolves short names. Does it has anything to do with nmbd ?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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hi there

if u can have a look at how DNS works then u can get answer to ur problem

also named works according to the config files that u have set

say for example
if u ping mail.yahoo.com and u might get a reply
but then can us say that why it cannot ping only machine with name "mail "

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Old 02-16-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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Look in the /etc/resolv.conf file of you client. Make sure it reads:

Code:
domain mydom
search mydom
nameserver server_ip_address
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:58 AM   #4
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First of all, thank you all ... As you probably know, every answer raises other questions. I read the DNS howto and stuff ... I didn't really meat such a situation like mine (no internet connection and root server to be mine as well). About pinging mail.yahoo.com I know what you mean, but when I say short name, i was thinking to something like netbios name or so (default output from command hostname). I will post my zone files and named.conf.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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i think u should try as suggested above
that can also work for u


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