Any OSX Power users?

Grant Shipley gshipley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 16:03:10 MST 2013


As a followup - AWS doesn't allow forwarders / recursion.  They disable it.

The work around I have used it creating a example.com file in
/etc/resolvers/ directory.  The file basically specifies the dns server to
use when trying to resolve the example.com domain.

--
gs


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:09 PM, Grant Shipley <gshipley at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Jonathan Grotegut <jgrotegut at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Only use one DNS server?
> >>
> >
> > Yeah, but then I would have to setup forwarding.  It will work I suppose
> > but I really want OSX to work the correct way.
>
> So just enable forwarders in your DNS server.  That's easy.
>
> I don't see why you want to have a DNS server that does not function
> properly, and spend hours trying to hack your OS to deal with it's
> problems.  Spend 5 min, and fix your DNS server.
>
> If your DNS server is expected to resolve all names on the internet it
> needs to have forwarders, or recursion enabled.  If you only intend it
> to resolve authoritative domains only, you should not use it for
> client resolution.
>
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