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 From:  Mark Wass <mark dot wass at gmail dot com>
 To:  Tim Kingman <tim dot kingman at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] MAJOR m0n0wall DNS ISSUE - Please Help
 Date:  Sun, 13 Nov 2005 07:53:19 +1000
Hi Tim

You're absolutely right! I do recall seeing a wild card entry in our DNS 
settings with our DNS provider for that particular domain. This was left 
over from years ago and we don't make use of that any more. I'll try 
removing it and see if it fixes it.

Thanks :-)



Tim Kingman wrote:

>The domain you're entering in General Setup is being passed to DHCP
>clients as a search domain. Normally, this means that DNS lookups will
>try to append those domains to all lookups. For example, on my
>computer at work, I have sub.ourdomain.edu and domain.edu set as
>search domains, so I only have to ssh hostname, and it works even
>though I'm really getting to hostname.sub.domain.edu.
>
>I'm going to guess that the difference in your case is that your real
>domain's DNS provider is doing wildcard dns, so
>anything.your-real-domain.com will resolve to your-real-domain.com's
>IP address. Even though mycorp.com is a real domain name, it does not
>have wildcard DNS, so google.com.mycorp.com doesn't resolve, so the
>Windows DNS resolver tries again without the search domain appended.
>
>The next logical question is: can m0n0wall be set to not pass the
>entered domain to DHCP clients as a search domain? Or, can you just
>enter a completely bogus domain name and not inadvertently break some
>other component? I assume you can, because my General Setup is
>configured with a hostname of m0n0wall and a domain of just my
>apartment number. I guess it's possible that this causes my computers
>to query RoadRunner's DNS servers for google.com.123 every time, but I
>haven't seen any problems.
>
>-tim
>
>
>On 11/9/05, Mark Wass <mark dot wass at market dash analyst dot com> wrote:
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>
>>Ok Guys I have figured out what the problem was.
>>
>>In my General Setup in m0n0wall I used our real domain name. This is a
>>real domain that we own and resolves to a real IP.
>>
>>As soon as I used mycorp.com (the suggested example) as the domain name
>>in General Settings all was ok.
>>
>>One thing to note is that our domain contains a hyphen "-" in it, I
>>wonder if that was the problem.
>>
>>So my question now is, Why can't I use my real domain but I can use
>>mycorp.com?
>>
>>Mark
>>    
>>
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