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

Bob Ippolito bob
Tue Jun 1 15:08:32 EDT 2004

On Jun 1, 2004, at 3:00 PM, 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...

The .local TLD is reserved for link-local mDNS (zeroconf).. I hate to 
say it, but you should probably choose another TLD for that LAN.  I 
personally use .lan for my regular link-local DNS.

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