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

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Sun Jul 8 04:11:18 UTC 2007

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";

Steven Haigh

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