DNS suffix not working when VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter is active
|Reported by:||Rainer Meier||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||host-only, DNS suffix, ipv6||Cc:|
|Guest type:||other||Host type:||Windows|
Description (last modified by )
I noticed that the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter is somehow screwing up correct DNS resolution on my hosts.
First I show you what happens before installing VirtualBox:
ipconfig /all shows the following for my Local Area Connection: ...
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mydomain.local
nslookup shows the following for a local server: C:\>nslookup server Server: server.mydomain.local Address: 10.0.1.6
Name: server.mydomain.local Addresses: xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:x::x
A ping to the host looks as follows: C:\>ping server
Pinging server.mydomain.local [xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:x::x] from xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:x:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx with 32 bytes of data: Reply from xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:x::x: time<1ms ...
So the ping to the local server succeeds and uses the IPv6 address.
C:\>nslookup server Server: server.mydomain.local Address: 10.0.1.6
Non-authoritative answer: Name: server Address: 220.127.116.11
The address returned corresponds to 18.104.22.168 which is the re-direct page for non-existent domains used by my DNS provider (OpenDNS).
So it looks like the DNS suffix is not attached to the request any more and therefore DNS resolving fails locally. Manually adding the DNS suffix still works as expected (same output as without the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter).
But when I try to ping 'server' it gets a little strange: C:\>ping server
Pinging server [10.0.1.6] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 10.0.1.6: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 ...
So somehow it does not try to ping the IP resolved by OpenDNS (22.214.171.124) but the local IP instead (which is not resolved by nslookup). The IPv6 address however is not used any more at all.
When I try to ping the full host name (server.mydomain.local) then it works perfectly. Also when I disable the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter within the network connections or the device manager and then either reboot or disable and re-enable my local Ethernet interface the problem disappears immediately and re-appears if I re-enable the Host-Only adapter. So there seems to be some problem with the DNS suffix when the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter is active.
I am running
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Business
- VirtualBox 2.2.0