Re: Resolving .local domain FQDN on client [SOLVED]
On Thursday 22 March 2007 17:14, I wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have a server running bind that is master for 'domain.local'.
> When I try to use a FQDN from within an application on my debian
> etch 'desktop machine' (e.g. in a browser: http://host.domain.local/) it
> does not resolve / ask the DNS server for the address.
> with the tool 'host' I can resolve queries just fine.
> e.g. for hostname 'svn'
> $ host svn
> $ host svn.domain.local
> I get the correct answer and a request to the DNS server is made as I can
> see in the debug log there.
> $ ping svn
> succeeds, it obviously adds the domain as found in resolv.conf (search
> domain.local) to the host part
> $ ping svn.domain.local
> fails. No query to the server is made, thus no address resolved, ping
Thanks for the replys.
Bernhard got me on the right track by providing the keyword 'mdns', which led
me to the culprit: the avahi-daemon.
This page explains it rather well:
Since I have a setup with dhcp / dns et al. I simply removed the daemon for
the time being.
Note to self for future reference: avoid .local domains.