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

Chris Coleman chrisc
Tue Jun 1 19:11:10 EDT 2004

 From what I have heard, Mac OS X uses the .local domain internally for 
its rendezvous protocol, so when you use .local in a real DNS it gets 


On Jun 1, 2004, at 2:00 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...
> // George
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