Bug 19485 - "host" utility shows incorrect results when searching multiple domains
"host" utility shows incorrect results when searching multiple domains
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-20 15:25 EDT by Thomas J Pinkl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-15 16:01:41 EST
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Description Thomas J Pinkl 2000-10-20 15:25:49 EDT
Red Hat 7.0 system, configured as a slave nameserver for 3 domains.  Those
three domains 
are listed in the 'search' directive within /etc/resolv.conf:

	search abc.com xyz.com foo.net

The 'host' utility in bind-utils-8.2.2_P5-25 doesn't work properly for
lookups within the 
second and third domains.  Typing "host server-name", where "server-name"
in the second or third zone, will not display the address of the host.  But
it will display 
other zone info, such as "mail is handled (pri-nn) by".

If you type "host -v server-name" then the A record DOES appear in the

If you change the order of the domains in the resolv.conf 'search'
directive such that 
"server-name"'s domain is listed first, then "host server-name" displays
the expected 

	server-name.xyz.com has address

I have a Red Hat 6.1 server that is also a slave nameserver for the same
three domains.
It is configured the same as the 7.0 server as far as named is concerned. 
and /etc/named.conf are identical.  

On the 6.1 server, 'host' is from bind-utils-8.2.2_P3-1.  This version
works as expected.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-24 15:15:38 EDT
The host command is in the bind-utils package.  Reassigning to the "bind"
Comment 2 Thomas J Pinkl 2000-11-15 15:58:53 EST
The bind-8.2.2_P7-0.6.2 package was released for Red Hat 6.x to fix a DoS attack 
(see RHSA-2000:107-01).  

This updated package introduces this same bug into Red Hat 6.x - the resolver
list is broken.
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-06-01 10:49:35 EDT
Fixed in 7.1

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