Riiiiiiight, I guess wildcarding is how Verizon serves you those annoying http://wwwwz.websearch.verizon.net pages.

I updated the DNS forwarders as well as /etc/resolv.conf to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, Google's public DNS.  Problem solved; DNS fails when it should.

w00t!

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com> wrote:
On 7/28/2010 12:58 PM, Josh Malone wrote:
> Frank J. Gómez wrote:
>> $ host vostro1400
>> vostro1400 has address 8.15.7.117
>> vostro1400 has address 63.251.179.13
>> Host vostro1400 not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
>
> Looks like DNS wildcarding on the part of Verizon to me. I suspect 'host
> foobarblablah' would return the exact same thing.

Yes, I forgot about that evil practice.  They should have an 'opt-out'
mechanism somewhere but it's probably easier to just not use their dns
servers.

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