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Bug#95110: marked as done ([addendum]error in parsing /etc/resolv.conf or wrong manpage)

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Subject:  [addendum]error in parsing /etc/resolv.conf or wrong manpage
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Package:  dnsutils
Severity: normal
Version:  8.2.3
Synopsis: [addendum]error in parsing /etc/resolv.conf or wrong manpage
Class:    sw-bug

Distribution: Debian 2.2
System: Linux 2.2.17 i686 unknown

There were mistake in the preceding bugreport:

in /etc/resolv.conf:

case 1:
search domain1 domain2

case 2:
search domain1
search domain2


in case 1: only domain1 is searched by the /usr/bin/host command
	      whereas domain1 AND domain2 are searched by the 
              nslookup command

in case 2: only domain2 is searched by the /usr/bin/host command
               (despite what I stated in the last bug report)
               and also by the nslookup command
According to the resolv.conf(5) manpage, only case 1 is syntaxically
 (thus case 2 was just a try to solve the problem) and should allow
to resolv host in both domains.


Sebastien Chaumat

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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 16:44:36 +0100
From: Thomas Seyrat <tomasera@debian.org>
To: 95110-done@bugs.debian.org, 95108-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: host: Parsing /etc/resolv.conf
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Followup-For: Bug #95110
Package: host
Version: 20000331-3

  Only the syntax 'search domain1 domain2 domain3 ...' is correct.
  It was the wish of host's author to make host search only on fully
  qualified domain names (and by extension, only on the 'domain' or
  first 'search' domain of resolv.conf).

  There is a documented option to the host command which allows you to
  go through all the listed domains : -R.

  Hope this solves your problem ...

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux lise 2.4.17 #1 jeu jan 24 20:15:40 CET 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=french, LC_CTYPE=french

Versions of packages host depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.2.5-3    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

Thomas Seyrat.

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