DNS server queries from Linux server

Posted on 2011-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I just deployed a Windows 2008 DC.  The DNS server is installed and seems to be working properly.  My new member Windows 2008 servers can perform nslookups against the server and get valid results, however, my Linux servers cannot.  When any of my Linux server perform a nslookup against the Win 2008 DC/DNS server they only get a valid response when querying the domain.  If they query an actual host they get a non-authoritive answer from the forwarding DNS servers.  This being the public DNS servers listed as forwarders on the win 2008 DC/DNS server.  So...  what do I have to change to allow my Linux servers to query the hosts?
Question by:gopher_49
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    by:Krzysztof Pytko
    I'm not sure, because I'm not Linux expert, but I think that on Linux you have in /etc/resolv.conf section to identify default domain lookups. You may check if setting Windows DNS domain name resolves your problem. Please check in the Internet that information according to your Linux distribution.

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    On your linux servers, in /etc/resolv.conf, add a line "domain <>" and you should then be able to query "fileserver" and have it return the correct ip for ""

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    Below is what I have in my resolv.conf file...  Please let me know what I need to change.

    search localdomain
    domain mydomain.local

    Author Comment

    never mind. It's working now!  Thanks...  I'm a neebie to Linux!  I knew it was something easy.

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