DNS lookup problems (for shortened names)

From: Ralph Bolton <ralph_b@dont-contact.us>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 17:26:27 +0100


I'm pretty new to Squid, but really like what I see (congrats to all who
are involved in it's development).

I do have a problem with the dnsserver. It only occurs when I look up
shortened names, for example:

Let's assume my domain is foo.com, subdivided into uk.foo.com and us.foo.com.
There's a machine called www.us.foo.com and another called www.uk.foo.com.

If I go for the URL http://www.uk.foo.com/ - no problems. However, if I
go for http://www.uk/ it fails (with a DNS failure). However, the Squid
machine *can* nslookup "www.uk" successfully. If it's relevant, nslookup
reports it's search order to be "uk.foo.com foo.com".

After a bit of DNS debugging, I've found that nslookup asks for
www.uk.uk.foo.com and then www.uk.foo.com, whereas dnsserver just asks for

Question is: Is this my DNS's problem, or is dnsserver not doing it's job
quite as it should? If it's dnsserver, what can I do about it?

Please help! Thanks in advance!

                                                        ...Ralph Bolton
Received on Thu Apr 10 1997 - 09:41:49 MDT

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