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Re: Underscores in host names
Hmm, they've always teached to me that . (dot) at the end of hostnames indicates the (hidden) Root domain: blah.domain.com.[Root] And my teachers always said that we don't need to write the final . because every domain belongs to the Root domain. As for DNS servers for the Root domain, they are the reason for putting that "hint" files into our /var/named directory, "non"? Regards, Marlon Borba, CISSP Abrašos, Marlon Borba, CISSP. "Por que 100? Bastaria um se eu estivesse errado!" --Albert Einstein, sobre o livro dos nazistas "100 cientistas contra Einstein". >>> "Peter & Karin Dambier" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 05/19/05 9:00 AM >>> [...] Because programmes like check_soa from the O'Reilly book "DNS and BIND" or sendmail believe it makes sense to force a dot at the end of every name they look up. There are nameservers in the root zone file that DNS will not find. /etc/hosts is the only way to get them. Dont forget to have both names with and without dot.