Re: DNS lookup problems (for shortened names)

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 97 20:59:17 -0700 writes:

>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, subdivided into and
>There's a machine called and another called
>If I go for the URL - no problems. However, if I
>go for it fails (with a DNS failure). However, the Squid
>machine *can* nslookup "" successfully. If it's relevant, nslookup
>reports it's search order to be "".
>After a bit of DNS debugging, I've found that nslookup asks for
> and then, 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!

Enter 'dns_defnames on' in your configuration file.

Duane W.
Received on Thu Apr 10 1997 - 21:05:54 MDT

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