[dns-operations] different dns servers for different domains.

Edward Peschko horos11 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 21:56:11 UTC 2014

hmm. that seems a bit more involved to me than what I'm looking for. I
don't control the remote name servers in question.

When you type, e.g. ping www.yahoo.com, it isn't too many steps away
from doing a lookup based off resolv.conf. Hell, in fact it is *one*
step AFAICT, after hostname lookup via /etc/hosts.

I mean, really, how complicated is control-flow logic? I can stuff all
the hosts in question that I need into /etc/hosts for lookup, but that
seems pretty barbaric, and it would be nice to have a solution that
could be done locally rather than requiring network support.


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Mike Hoskins (michoski)
<michoski at cisco.com> wrote:
> I wouldn't do that just with resolv.conf, though maybe someone has such
> magic.  :-)
> In the past I've used a combination of tools with resolv.conf...  for
> example, you could configure views with different forwarders if you
> control the remote name servers already in resolv.conf, or
> BIND/dnscache/similar on the local box which redirects specific domains as
> configured with a catchall for everything else (then resolv.conf just
> points to or wherever your local cache listens for queries).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edward Peschko <horos11 at gmail.com>
> Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:28 PM
> To: "dns-operations at dns-oarc.net" <dns-operations at dns-oarc.net>
> Subject: [dns-operations] different dns servers for different domains.
>>I'm trying to create a /etc/resolv.conf where one dns server is used
>>in the case of one domain, and a different dns server is used for
>>For example:
>>ping www.mydomain.com
>>    should lookup based off of
>>ping www.us-west.compute.internal
>>    should lookup based off of
>>This should be an exceedingly simple task, but its proving more
>>difficult than I thought (no examples on the internet, the docs are
>>not straightforward, etc)
>>Anyone have a simple example /etc/resolv.conf that does the above?
>>Thanks much,
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