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Re: annoying domain.local issue



On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Valent Turkovic
<valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> First I would like to thank you for really nice ane helpfull email.
>
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-04-27 at 17:20 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
>>> Do you have any issues when domain ends with dot local (.local) ?
>>>
>>> How can I troubleshoot this more and fix it?
>>>
>>> Both Fedora and Windows use the same DNS and same default gateway.
>>
>> And does that DNS server have an answer for queries to that domain name?
>> If it does, does it have the right answer?
>
> ping doesn't work from Fedora;
>
> # ping web.iskon.local
> ping: unknown host web.iskon.local
>
> # ping samba.iskon.local
> ping: unknown host web.iskon.local
>
>> How domains are resolved is configured in a few places.
>> The /etc/nsswitch.conf has a hosts section which lists the places to
>> look up through, in sequence.  Mine has the following in it:
>>
>> #hosts:     db files nisplus nis dns
>> hosts:      files dns
>>
>> ("files" being the /etc/hosts file, "dns" being a DHS server.)
>>
>> Putting a custom entry into your hosts file, for your .local addresses,
>> ain't gonna help you if it consults a DNS server, first, which says
>> something different about .local.
>>
>> That's used for networking, in general.  SMB work independently, it can
>> also use an lmhosts file (inside the /etc/samba/ directory), or as a
>> WINS server (an option inside the smb.conf file), as well as DNS.
>>
>> I'd suggest posting your hosts, nsswitch.conf, resolv.conf and smb.conf
>> files for others to see what you're doing, rather than guess.  Also the
>> outputs from running nslookup and dig with your problem domain name.
>
> Here is mine nsswitch.conf :
> http://fpaste.org/paste/10360
>
> hosts :
> http://fpaste.org/paste/10361
>
> resolv.conf :
> http://fpaste.org/paste/10362
>
>> i.e. dig samba.domain.local
>>     nslookup samba.domain.local
>
> $ dig web.domain.local
>
> ; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P2-RedHat-9.5.1-2.P2.fc10 <<>> web.domain.local
> ;; global options:  printcmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 53744
> ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
>
> ;; QUESTION SECTION:
> ;web.domain.local.              IN      A
>
> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
> web.domain.local.       1200    IN      A       10.0.0.18
>
> ;; Query time: 5 msec
> ;; SERVER: 10.0.0.6#53(10.0.0.6)
> ;; WHEN: Tue Apr 28 14:18:17 2009
> ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 49
>
>
>
> $ nslookup web.domain.local
> Server:         10.0.0.6
> Address:        10.0.0.6#53
>
> Name:   web.domain.local
> Address: 10.0.0.18
>
>
> $ host 10.0.0.18
> 28.0.0.10.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer web.domain.local.
>
if you are not using the dns on your fedora you would need to
configure fedora to use another dns server which can be done in
/etc/resolv.conf
the host file is to identify the ip and local host of your computer
and dns is for other machines on the network

>
> But I can't ping web.domain.local :(
>
> And typing http://web.domain.local in Firefox doesn't open the web
> page, but typing IP it does. If I type 10.0.0.8 in Firefox I get the
> home page.
>
> As I mentioned I also have Winwdows in VirtualBox VM and there
> everything works ok - ping works and also Firefox opens
> web.domain.local without problems.
>
>
>> If you're bodging up faux domain names, you might have to fiddle quite a
>> few things to get it to work.  I found it easier to run my own domain
>> name server, with records for local domain names, and have all my local
>> computers use my domain name server.
>
> When I enter in my hosts file this line:
> 10.0.0.18    web.domain.local
>
> then I can ping the web server from my Fedora laptop... any ideas?
>
>
>
>
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