Re: Proposed new scheme for resolving the system hostname
On Sat, 2005-06-18 at 13:00 +0200, John Smith wrote:
> I installed an application called VitalQIP which didn't
> work with the dns domainname only configured in the /etc/resolv.conf.
> The dnsdomainname command gave a correct answer, on a box so configured,
> but the application didn't work. Only when we put the domainname in
> /etc/sysctl.conf it functioned correctly.
/etc/resolv.conf allows you to set a DNS domain name.
/etc/sysctl.conf controls the setting of the system NIS (not DNS) domain
name. See /usr/src/linux/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt for mention
of the latter.
Thomas Hood <email@example.com>