Re: [squid-users] Squid and DNS

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 13:26:12 +0100

See the append_domain directive in squid.conf.

Henrik Nordström
Squid Developer

On Thursday 14 February 2002 11.57, Fran Boudraux wrote:
> MessageNope, it does have 'appned dns suffix' ( in dns
> properties and the same happens on thewin95-98 workstations (the
> get suffix from dhcp) ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aldo S. Lagana
> To: 'Fran Boudraux' ;
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 4:58 PM
> Subject: RE: [squid-users] Squid and DNS
> I'm not THE expert, but it looks as though your client is running
> W2K, ME or XP and it is not in the domain (in it's DNS tab
> under TCP/IP properties it doesn't have anywhere)
> What gives me the clue is that the FQDN seems to resolve, but for
> one of those above OS's to assume a domain (the domain) seems to
> have to be in the clients DNS setup under TCP/IP.
> aldo
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fran Boudraux []
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 4:43 PM
> To:
> Subject: [squid-users] Squid and DNS
> Squid 2.4.stable.
> I need some clarification regarding how squid works with local
> dns server.Here is the setup: Squid configured to use the following
> name resolvers: (cat /etc/resolv.conf) search # search local
> dns server first
> nameserver # local dns server
> nameserver # ISP dns sevrer
> nameserver # ISP secondary dns server
> All workstation set to use this proxy server, have 'Bypass
> proxy for local addresses' enabled, and have only one dns server
> setup in ip properties (
> What I don't undersand is the following:
> Let's say local dns server holds local domain name and
> it has entry for ultra1which is: ultra1 IN A #
> running local intranet web server
> When I ping ultra1 from Sqiod box I get the reply from
> When I ping ultra1 from the dns server itself I get the
> reply from When I ping ultra1 from the workstation I get
> the reply from When I open the browser and type
> http://ultra1 I can get to the site. Now I go to the IE browser and
> go to the proxy settings and unmark Bypass proxy for local
> addresses and I receive error message from proxy server that
> address cannot be found in local cache.(If I type
> I can access it) Questions:
> 1. How come proxy server can resolve the address, dns server
> can resolve the address, workstation can resolve the address, but
> when I unmark Bypass proxy for local addresses it doesn't work? 2.
> When browser is configured to use proxy then dns name resolution
> request for the site isn't done on the workstation, but rather
> proxy machine tries to resolve the name for the workstation, right?
> If this is correct then why when I unmark Bypass proxy for local
> addresses on browser it doesn't work?
> Thanks.

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