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Old 03-20-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question BIND/DNS Host resolution problem

Starting a new thread as suggested, since my problem is much smaller now.

I'm running a nameserver in one of my labs at work so that I can do DNS/NAT/DHCP for my gear. Everything's working just splendidly other than this one small glitch, and bugger if I can't seem to get it.

If I ping the full hostname, it resolves, for example ''. However if I just ping 'hithere', it doesn't resolve at all.

I'm under the impression that the DNS server should be smart enough to handle the hostname-only request, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong in setting it up.

Here's my resolv.conf:
0.254 is my internal nameserver, the other two are the domain nameservers outside my lab network.

Sorted it out, disregard.

Last edited by Seventh; 03-21-2007 at 10:51 AM.
Old 03-21-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Seventh
Sorted it out, disregard.
Post your solution so others might or could find it useful if they have the same issue.


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