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By WabukiSensei ·
Below is an example of a scenario that I'm facing:

C:\Documents and Settings\mimnmuh>nslookup www.yahoo.com
Server: server01.hq.company.com
Address: 172.29.3.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: www.yahoo.com.COMPANY.COM
Address: 203.142.26.89

Figure 1


C:\Documents and Settings\mimnmuh>nslookup www.yahoo.com.
Server: server01.hq.company.com
Address: 172.29.3.1

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: www.yahoo-ht3.akadns.net
Address: 87.248.113.14
Aliases: www.yahoo.com

Figure 2


In figure 1, I did an nslookup for yahoo.com but for some reason, in the non-authoritative answer section, "COMPANY.COM" is added at the end and the address will be 203.142.26.89('company' representing my company's name).
If I were to put "yahoo.com." for an nslookup, everything works out fine.

My question is: how do I fix the problem in Figure 1 where the "COMPANY.COM" is attached at the end and ending up displaying the same ip address?

Basically, if i were to nslookup anything without including a "." at the end, the "COMPANY.COM" will be appended to the thing I want to lookup.

The computers that my company use run Windows XP pro.

Appreciate your input, thanks!

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I'd try this

by neilb@uk In reply to nslookup question

By default nslookup appends the Primary DNS suffix and its parent DNS suffixes in the DNS suffix search list when dealing with wild-card DNS entries.

Clear "Append parent suffixes of the Primary DNS suffix" box on the DNS tab in TCP/IP properties or select "Append these suffixes (in order) and enter only the internal Domain name.

Neil :)

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