How to force DNS suffix search order when using nslookup?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Richard, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Hello,

    I am having an issue, and need some help to see if this can be fixed or a
    work around.

    When a user enters an FQDN, the resolver queries DNS using that name.
    Likewise, when a user enters a multiple-label, unqualified (not terminated
    with a period) name, the DNS resolver adds a terminating period and queries
    DNS using that name.

    However, if the user enters a multiple-label, unqualified name and it fails
    to resolve as an FQDN, or if the user enters a single-label, unqualified
    name, the resolver systematically appends different DNS suffixes to the name
    that the user entered, adding periods to make them FQDNs, and resubmitting
    them to DNS.

    The other issue is that the domains that are appended by the resolver don't
    match the search suffix list Jamie provided to me.

    Here's the first query trace - each of these domains is appended to the
    www.yahoo.com query

    us.cingular.net
    tdc.cingular.net
    wdc.cingular.net
    cingular.net
    attws.com
    entpattws.com
    ser.cingular.net
    wcr.cingular.net
    bscc.bls.com

    finally

    www.yahoo.com


    Here's the second query trace - each of these domains is appended to the
    www.comcast.net query

    us.cingular.net
    swr.cingular.net
    cdc.cingular.net
    tdc.cingular.net
    wireless.attws.com
    entp.attws.com
    ser.cingular.net
    sbms.sbc.com
    bscc.bls.com

    finally

    www.comcast.net


    Notice that several of these search suffixes don't even show up in the
    search suffix list that is on my client

    That list is

    glr.cingular.net

    us.cingular.net

    bscc.bls.com

    sbms.sbc.com

    sbc.com

    bls.com

    pcs.bls.com

    bscc.bls.com

    cingular.net

    wdc.cingular.net

    ser.cingular.net

    swr.cingular.net

    tdc.cingular.net

    ner.cingular.net

    wcr.cingular.net



    So how can I force the order?
     
    Richard, Jun 3, 2007
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  2. Richard

    Noozer Guest

    ??? When is a Mediacenter user going to be entering this stuff?
     
    Noozer, Jun 3, 2007
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