Author eric.smith
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Date 2014-02-02.15:51:58
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I concede the point on the trailing dot.

The reason we used to always use it is that it prevented the local resolver from first trying to append the host's default domain name (as, for example, defined in /etc/resolv.conf as "search"). I have no idea if resolvers still do that. Some quick research shows that that's probably not their behavior any more, at least if the domain name contains at least one dot.
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