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Old 12-23-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
invader44
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dns setting


hey,

Running slackware 12.1 and looking at the resolv.conf, noticed that is says: search nameofserver
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx
(the above is just an example)
When I usually change the DNS on servers I usally just put
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx
like so. What does specifing search actually do? I usally take out that line.

Thanks,
vadder
 
Old 12-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by invader44 View Post
hey,

Running slackware 12.1 and looking at the resolv.conf, noticed that is says: search nameofserver
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx
(the above is just an example)
When I usually change the DNS on servers I usally just put
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx
like so. What does specifing search actually do? I usally take out that line.

Thanks,
vadder
there is a full explanation in the search section in

Code:
man resolv.conf
 
  


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