cache-only named won't resolve "localhost"
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Mon Aug 15 20:09:40 GMT 2005
Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> writes:
> Of course it won't work for nslookup(1); it's not supposed to.
> nslookup is specifically intended for querying a name server. The
> documentation for host(1) isn't as clear on the subject, but my
> reading of it seems to indicate the same thing.
Well that sure explains something. But I was also looking at the
"bind" docs thinking it should be able to read /etc/hosts or call the
name server host's resolver ("gethostbyname", etc.), but didn't find
anything, I suppose because someone thinks it is a bad idea since the
resolver library is supposed to look at both databases.
I'm still wondering if I should be declaring a forward zone for
"localhost" or "localhost.localhost"; it seems kinda strange that
the script would set up a reverse for it, but say nothing about
I'm also wondering now what "host"-type command just queries the
resolver. But I guess "ping" works well enough.
> So why it isn't
> working for mozilla is the only anomaly you are seeing. What is the
> syntax you are using for pointing mozilla at your localhost, and what
> are the precise results?
This worked immediately:
The bad Mozilla results are a status line saying "Connecting to
<something>..." and, IIRC, I saw a twirly thing until it times out
after several minutes, with no error message. I didn't see anything
related to DNS in "preferences".
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