/etc/resolv.conf with 3 nameservers

guru at Sisis.de guru at Sisis.de
Mon Apr 10 13:54:53 UTC 2006


The man page of resolv.conf claims:

     The different configuration options are:

     nameserver  Internet address (in dot notation) of a name server that the
                 resolver should query.  Up to MAXNS (currently 3) name
                 servers may be listed, one per keyword....

I've three DNS server in my /etc/resolv.conf in 6.0-REL:

$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
domain Sisis.de
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy

But only the 1st one ( is contacted to make the name lookup
(I've checked this with trussing a 'ping whatever.domain.com') and if
it does not know the addr, while the second one would know it, it does
not resolve.

Do I miss something?


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