Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11157
incorrect setting of dns search domains
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
When entering additional dns search domains linuxconf fails to add the
current domain to the list of search domains, such that resolv.conf looks
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.
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.
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
I could swear I've used an ip stack that interpreted resolv.conf differently
but i can't remember which (os/2 or something)