[Samba] Samba + BIND9 DLZ. DNS dosen't resolve FQDN, only short hostname

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Feb 20 09:59:13 UTC 2019

On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:28:24 +0100
"Mgr. Peter Tuharsky via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Well, the mystery is solved. It WAS Avahi, in a way... Eventhough it
> was disabled as a daemon, it still haunted the system by the means of
> nsswitch.conf
> In the 'hosts' line, the Debian default entry 'mdns4_minimal
> [NOTFOUND=return]' does exactly what we don't want - for .local
> domains it asks Avahi and if it dosen't know, it never asks the other
> services, such as dns etc.
> I hope the documentation (Wiki) should be more vocal about that - that
> if the domain is .local, the 'dns' entry MUST precede 'mdns4_minimal'
> and 'mdns4' entries.

The wiki (and Microsoft) is very vocal that you shouldn't use the
'.local' TLD


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