View Full Version : [SOLVED] What is for "Search domains:" field in NetworkManager?
September 4th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I searched over the INTERNET but I can't get an exhaustive description of that function ("Search domains:"). Are you able to explain to me what it is for?
September 4th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Could you please post a screenshot? I don't know where you found that feature.
September 4th, 2010, 09:53 PM
September 4th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Your company may have a domain:
But it may be a large company, so each department may have its own village (sub-network), each with its own sub-domain:
Your computer may be mycomputer.marketing.mycompany.com and the department server is mkserver.marketing.mycompany.com but thanks to the way DNS is set up you are in marketing.mycompany.com and can access the server simply as mkserver. But you use the server prserver.pr.mycompany.com a lot, not to mention mainserver.mycompany.com, and don't want to type in the full address each time. Search domains allows the other sub domains plus the main domain to be searched as though they are your local domain. So you may have this in your search domain:
Now the full domain name is needed if there is a clash of names as in john.pr.mycompany.com and john.it.mycompany.com
I hope that answers your question.
September 6th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Thank you to all that have tried to explain the function. I have understood that for soho w/o a domain it is better to leave the field blank. Thank you again, Paolo
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