|Summary:||incorrect setting of dns search domains|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Eric Jorgensen <alhaz>|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-05-02 18:24:35 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Eric Jorgensen 2000-05-01 20:13:12 UTC
When entering additional dns search domains linuxconf fails to add the current domain to the list of search domains, such that resolv.conf looks like this: domain: foo.com search: bar.com nameserver 126.96.36.199 With that conifguration in place, the resolver will (either incorrectly or correctly) only search the bar.com domain. this may be a bug in the resolver but one of the two needs to be fixed.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-05-02 18:24:59 UTC
This is not a bug. There may in fact be situations where the local domain should not be searched (for example, the "dsl.[myisp].net" domain). If you leave the search list blank, the default domain is used automatically.
Comment 2 Eric Jorgensen 2000-05-02 21:48:59 UTC
OK, maybe this is a cosmetic / cognitive thing. Probably just my QA experience screaming "This is OK for me, but it's going to cause customer support issues". If I'd thought more about it i could have come to that conclusion, but visually with the fields marked "optional" it looks like they're intended to be additional. I could swear I've used an ip stack that interpreted resolv.conf differently but i can't remember which (os/2 or something)