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Re: [opensuse] apache log full of wpad.dat
On 21 January 2014 22:18, Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
* Aneurin Price <aneurin.price@xxxxxxxxx> [01-21-14 15:02]:
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On your openSUSE machine you do not have 'domain wahoo.no-ip.org' or
'search wahoo.no-ip.org' in /etc/resolv.conf, so a DNS lookup for
'wpad' simply returns NXDOMAIN.

I do have "search wahoo.no-ip.org" but not "domain wahoo.no-ip.org" in
/etc/resolv.conf.

Your Windows machine has the functional equivalent of 'domain
wahoo.no-ip.org', probably configured by your DHCP server, unless
you've configured the network interface manually. It therefore appends
'wahoo.no-ip.org' to 'wpad' to get a fully qualified domain name, and
looks up 'wpad.wahoo.no-ip.org'. You have a wildcard domain record set
up such that 'practicallyanythinggoeshere.wahoo.no-ip.org' resolves to
50.90.199.127.

In short, everything is behaving correctly and as expected.

Your options are:
1) Add an entry to Windows' hosts file, as you've discovered.
2) Remove the wildcard DNS record and replace it with explicit records
for those names that you actually want to resolve.

out of my tree here, how to remove wildcard DNS record. I use dhcp to
assign hostname but have not configured it more (to my knowledge).


I've not used no-ip, but their help pages suggest that it's an option there:
http://www.noip.com/blog/2012/01/25/confused-about-configuring-your-no-ip-hostname/

How are you updating your IP address at no-ip.org? Presumably it's
using something like ddclient on your router? This might also need a
configuration change if it is specifically submitting a wildcard
hostname, but it's probably not so changing the hostname settings via
their web interface should do the trick.
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