Re: Can't find the DNS Servers
- Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:59:41 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Can't find the DNS Servers
On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 01:42:39PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On this topic, I still can't understand the contents of your
> immutable /etc/resolv.conf file, even without the comma:
> nameserver 192.168.XX.1
> search host dns
> domain coyote.den
> Can you detail these domains called host and dns?
I keep thinking that it's some relic from libc4 or libc5, before the
adoption of nsswitch.conf, but I am at a loss how to find documentation
that old to prove or disprove my guess.
The nearest I could find is <http://www.tldp.org/LDP/nag/node82.html>
which describes an /etc/host.conf file that contains "order bind hosts".
I can't tell whether Gene's setup is an erroneous take on this obsolete
configuration file (somehow merging it into resolv.conf), or something
else entirely. Perhaps something even older, or something from a