Re: Strange bind/sendmail issue
contained wildcard record. I then had to set up 'search' list
not to contain the parent domain.
On 28.09.06 11:13, Erik Dörnbach wrote:
I'm not sure I fully understand, what exactly is any wildcard record good
imho for nothing, but many lazy/lame admins/companies use that even if they
don't know the consequences. You encountered one of them.
That would be us :->
We use wildcard dns because we have a few hundred personal websites:
joe.thecsl.org betty.thecsl.org etc.
We were too lazy to add a DNS record for each person and too lame to
We run into a bunch of annoying little problems. The most amusing is
when a workstation has a /etc/resolv.conf something like:
nameserver <our dns>
When somebody from the university that supports us sits down expecting
search to be cs.uml.edu and shell to cs-host, they get directed to our
deafult host. If we were bad people we'd log passwords.
We do plan to fix this lame/laziness....