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F.2 BIND Resolver Statements

The following statements are for the resolver configuration file, /etc/resolv.conf .

F.2.1 domain

Function:

Defines your resolver's default domain

Syntax:
domain 

domain-name

Example:
domain corp.hp.com
Covered in:

Chapter 6, Configuring Hosts

F.2.2 search (4.8.3 and later versions)

Function:

Defines your resolver's default domain and search list

Syntax:
search 

default-domain

 

next-domain-in-search-list


... 

last-domain- in-search-list

Example:
search corp.hp.com pa.itc.hp.com hp.com
Covered in:

Chapter 6

F.2.3 nameserver

Function:

Tells your resolver to query a particular name server

Syntax:
nameserver 

IP-address

Example:
nameserver 15.255.152.4
Covered in:

Chapter 6

F.2.4 ; and # (4.9.3 and later versions)

Function:

Adds a comment to the resolver configuration file

Syntax:
; 

free-format-comment

or

# 

free-format-comment

Example:
# Added parent domain to search list for compatibility
with 4.8.3
Covered in:

Chapter 6

F.2.5 sortlist (4.9.3 and later versions)

Function:

Specifies network numbers for your resolver to prefer

Syntax:
sortlist 

network-list

Example:
sortlist 128.32.4.0/255.255.255.0 15.0.0.0
Covered in:

Chapter 6

F.2.6 options ndots (4.9.3 and later versions)

Function:

Specifies the number of dots an argument must have in it so that the resolver will look it up before applying the search list

Syntax:
options ndots:

number-of-dots

Example:
options ndots:1
Covered in:

Chapter 6

F.2.7 options debug (4.9.3 and later versions)

Function:

Turns on debugging output in the resolver

Syntax:
options debug
Example:
options debug
Covered in:

Chapter 6


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