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

Chris Adams cma at cmadams.net
Sat Jul 12 01:42:15 UTC 2014

Once upon a time, Edward Peschko <horos11 at gmail.com> said:
> IMO, its pretty silly that resolv.conf makes it so difficult for you
> to do this. They make the implicit assumption that you have access to
> the machines in question to make such changes.

The standard resolver is "dumb" on purpose, to be as simple as possible.
It was never intended to fulfill every possible DNS need.  As has been
pointed out, it would be trivial to do what you want with a local
resolver daemon (dnsmasq, unbound, bind), and point resolv.conf to

If you have access to edit /etc/resolv.conf, you also have access to the
"nameserver" (aka the local machine).  I don't know why you are trying
to make this so difficult.

Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net>

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