The nf has some additional options Chris s AIX Blog were some new options available in the nf file for AIX 6 1, including the rotate.
Aix resolv conf options rotate.
Ts RES ROTATE inres options The options keyword of a system s nf file can be amended on a per process basis by etc nf resolv h
DNS lookup configuration AIX offers a confusing array of options when configuring your system to be a simple DNS client The traditional way is to create an etc. For example, nf inetc/ looks like this search nameservernameserveroptions timeout 3 options attempts 2 Here.
Avoiding DNS timeouts when a dns server fails Try using options rotate in nf This will minimize the impact of the primary server being down. Sep 03, 2009 Problem figured out It seems that dig, nslookup do not use these options in nf, but when I used ping it worked etc init d nscd reload.
Lately I somehow bumped on the manpage of nf While reading it I saw the following really nice option: rotate sets RES ROTATE inres options.
Was hoping to implement theoptions rotate" directive within nf to have DNS lookups rotate through the nameservers listed in that file As I understand it. The weird domain name resolution mechanism on AIX also helps to tweak the options inetc nf Illogically options rotate helps a lot.