On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 08:45:17AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Viktor Dukhovni <heim...@dukhovni.org> writes:
> >     2. Look up same name in DNS, return address(es) if found
> > instead, in step 2, we may get undesirable, incorrect and/or costly
> > interactions with the stub resolver's domain search list.  The name in
> > the SRV record is an FQDN and MUST NOT be subject to RES_DEFNAMES or
> > RES_DNSRCH.  The getaddrinfo(3) API provides no means to signal that a
> > name should not be subjected to the DNS search list.
> Ah!  Thank you.  That helps me understand the problem you're trying to
> solve.


Then the explicit trailing dots in /etc/hosts look indeed
like a reasonable trade-off.


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