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I have a nameresolution question: I use DHCP exclusively (Home and work). Our work DHCP servers are set up to only hand out one suffix search order of subdomain01.domain.com. However, we have multiple subdomains that I need to be ableto resolve via "shortname". I can go and edit resolv.conf to add subdomain02.domain.com, and that works fine, but when I restart, and the SHCP lease and lease settings are recieved from the DHCP server, any edits to the resolv.conf are overwritten, meaning that I can no longer resolve to any subdomain other than that which the DHCP server hands out. I currently have scripts that I run on start-up, depending on what network I am on, that mount various file servers and shares, but they are having a hard time resolving via shortname until I edit the resolv.conf. Am I limited to only using fully qualified names, or is there a way to have static suffix search orders even though I am using DHCP?
Adding an entry to resolv.conf is not the issue. I can do that, and it works fine, until I restart networking, or the computer. When the network interface renews with DHCP, it receives a single suffix search order, and overwrites the resolv.conf, and all of its changes, in favor of its new search entry.
What I need to know, is if there is a way to static your search orders somewhere so that they do not constantly get overwritten.