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    Name resolving does not work after update from 11 to 11 sp1

    I had an quite well working system that I decided to update from SLES 11 x86 to SLES11 SP2 x86, the server is an host on an VmWare ESX 3.5 server.

    I tried the Yast route with no luck so I used the zypper procedure to go to SP1 intending on SP2 following that, from here that after few hitches resolved by disabling the CD/DVD respiratory ran with out error.
    After an required reboot name resolution is lost My server is unable to resolve names from external DNS. I'm running bind DNS server on this server which serves names normally bur is not able to look up names from non hosted domains. (host not resolving names).
    The DNS as well as host config in Yast are both pointed to my ISP DNS that I can ping an dig every domain from.
    My DNS on this host replies nomaly from the outside
    After spending approx 10 hours chasing this ghost Googleing and reading testing different solutions I'm totally stumped.
    son far I have tried to use older methods that used to work like Resolve.conf etc but it seems that thing called netconfig is taking the charge of things all the time an little ore no way of influencing how it behaves.
    Reading documentation is not helping me at all where I just need to know what foe ie. what and why is DNS policy see below documented explination.
    NETCONFIG_DNS_POLICY
    Defines the DNS merge policy.
    NETCONFIG_DNS_FORWARDER
    The type of the forwarder type to configure. Valid settings are "resolver", "bind" and "dnsmasq". The default setting is "resolver" activating the "dns-resolver" module.
    NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SEARCHLIST
    List of DNS domain names used for host-name lookup.
    NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SERVERS
    List of namserver IP addresses used for host-name lookup.

    How can one set the DNS for the host, I need to resolve names merging that with unknown stuff is not needed, just old fashioned name resolving.
    Is there any one that can help me with even just an solid search hint for Google or any good idea ?
    Last edited by martolvan; 15-Dec-2012 at 14:46.

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