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DIG uses localhost


I have these entries in the /etc/esolv.conf:
domain xxxxxx
search yyyyyy
nameserver  aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
nameserver  bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb


When I use 'dig' or 'nslookup' command, like 'dig' it uses the localhost as the server.

I do have another system wher the resolv.conf is same, but it uses the first entry in the nameserver, i.e. 'aaaaaaaaaaaaaa'.

Could anyone help me to understand this diff.

Last edited by pludi; 10-05-2011 at 04:09 AM..
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On this system dig also uses the first nameserver entry, which is (= localhost).
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Presumably, you mean /etc/resolv.conf
If the first entry does not have a running name server daemon, dig tries the next server in the list..

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