[nycbug-talk] some OS X questions... DNS

Pete Wright pete
Tue Jun 1 15:08:39 EDT 2004

George Georgalis wrote:

>I have a Mac visiting me here on a dhcp lan. It doesn't
>seem to properly resolve hosts on my .local domain. 
>".local.stage" is also here and that works fine. No clue
>from /etc/hosts, is is the "local" domain "prohibited"?
>Per logs, that domain doesn't reach my dnscache, 
>Few more questions, but guess better to put on separate messages...
>// George
have you checked out Netinfo in Apps/Utilites/NetinfoManager (it's 
something like that).  this is the kludge i use to manage my hosts file 
on OSX.  Under the machines entry i add each of the boxen that i would 
normally have in my /etc/hosts file.  maybe the bigger mac heads have a 
better workaround.

you might want to also check /etc/resolv.conf and make sure "file" is 
set before netinfo...altho i *think* this get's reset after reboot.


Pete Wright
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