DHCP server: Domain Search List … how to use?



  • I tried 2.0 Beta 1 for the first time, and i found the useful option "Domain Serach List" in "DHCP Server". But how to use it? Is there a special syntax? In addition to my domain name mydomain.local i just typed the 2 domains inside the textbox like this:

    myadditionaldomain1.local myadditionaldomain2.local

    After ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew nothing changes. My DNS SearchSuffixList didn't change, and when i want to ping a client in the addional domains i have to type the FQDN like somecomputer.myadditionaldomain1.local … just somecomputer doesn't work?!

    I searched the forum, there are 1-2 posts, but they dont answer me my question.



  • Hi,
    First, don't use ".local" as the domain name. It's okay to set it as a search domain. Setting local as a search domain will enable hosts running mDNS to resolve other mDNS hosts without needing to type the full "hostname.local". You can just do #ping hostname
    etc. and mDNS will resolve it.
    Search domains are, I think, domains that your host will append to a hostname before sending to the DNS server when you don't specify the FQDN.



  • @gnhb:

    Search domains are, I think, domains that your host will append to a hostname before sending to the DNS server when you don't specify the FQDN.

    This is what i'm also think. But how is the Syntax inside the Textbox? I tried several combinations, but can't get it to work … maybe someone knows ...?


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