ssh / bind help?

Russell Miller duskglow at
Mon Aug 4 02:02:49 UTC 2008

Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Adding the trailing dot, for names, prevents the value of the 'search' 
> field in /etc/ from being used. So
>   host
> could resolve to, if your DNS has a 
> wildcard MX record (like *.your.domain) would return a pointer to the 
> mail server for any address in your domain. If you add a trailing dot 
> that doesn't happen.
> The value on an IP reverse lookup is unknown to me, there may be none.
I'm not entirely sure, but I think that trailing dot will cause it to 
treat it as a forward and not a reverse lookup.  Remember reverse 
lookups get translated to


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