[CentOS] Simple Question about Resolving Names without suffix with bind

Wei Yu zig.wei at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 02:23:15 UTC 2007


Yes, it works.
The DNS search suffix matters.
Thank you all!


On 7/8/07, Steven Haigh <netwiz at crc.id.au> wrote:
>
> On 08/07/2007, at 1:24 PM, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
>
> > On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 12:58 +0800, Wei Yu wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I am trying to use Bind as named. And I have successfully set up a
> >> chrooted bind.
> >>
> >> Anyway, I cannot have it resolve "www" directly.
> >>
> >> For example, when I am using nslookup, when enter www.example.com, it
> >> will resolve. But when enter www, it will not.
> >> I want to have www resolve to www.example.com, what should I do? I
> >> have already set $ORIGIN in the zone file, but it does not work.
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >
> > If you have created a zone file for example.com
> > in /var/named/chroot/var/named/example.zone
> >
> > All you need to do is to add the entry below to your zone file
> > www     A       ###.###.###.###
> >
> > This is what I did anyway, and it is working great!!
>
> Not quite.... This will only add a www record to your domain... What
> I think the original poster wants is to use the DNS Seach suffix
> functions of DHCP.
>
> This will add the prefix automatically when the host tries to search
> for a DNS entry...
>
> $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
> search example.com
> nameserver x.x.x.x
> nameserver x.x.x.x
>
> This will get you the desired results. You set it in your dhcpd.conf
> file as so:
>
>         option domain-name              "example.com";
>
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> Steven Haigh
>
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