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Re: Can't find the DNS Servers




On Tuesday 26 September 2017 15:47:57 Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 03:19:51PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > domain     coyote.den
> >
> > This I think is a leftover from when it was the place to put your
> > domainname, but now we've had the domainname utility to set that for
> > what, a decade?, and I could probably remove that line.  Belt and
> > suspenders I guess.  :)
>
> The domainname(1) command is for NIS, not DNS.
>
> The "domain" directive in resolv.conf is deprecated (maybe?) in favor
> of the "search" list, but the latter is a list of domain names, not
> places to consult.  (If "domain" is given and "search" is not, then
> "search" uses the name that is in "domain" as its only entry.)
>
> The list of places to consult for name resolution is in
> /etc/nsswitch.conf in recent releases, and was in /etc/host.conf a
> very long time ago.

Sounds like I must have missed that memo. Lets see what it says: For 
starters, 13 keywords, yikes.  Even so, it could be called a bit too 
concise and will take some study to adequately decipher them all. But I 
have a new parted problem I'll post about next.

Thanks Greg.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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