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

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Feb 21 18:36:48 UTC 2019

On Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:16:51 -0800
Gregory Sloop via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> RPvs> The wiki (and Microsoft) is very vocal that you shouldn't use
> RPvs> the '.local' TLD
> Not to start a flame war - but Microsoft is the *source* of
> using .local in Active directory domains - from past practices.

Yes, but 'past' is the operative word.
> And, even now, they are somewhat equivocal in saying it shouldn't be
> used. [No source given, but it's something I've looked at in the last
> year and there are places they say "DON'T" and other where it's *far*
> less emphatic, almost permissive.]

See here:


> I'm not going to take a personal stance - other than to say that
> using .local is probably going to get more complicated as time goes
> on, and might be the source of some grief. Unfortunately, AFAICT,
> there's no real great alternative to a non-internet first level
> domain that one can be sure will never exist in the real world.

You can blame Apple for this problem.


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