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Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Wed Oct 23 13:52:13 PDT 2013

> I have an issue in my organization where our DNS servers are configured to 'helpfully' give an IP address back for every query. In cases where the host is actually not known, the IP address is configured to perform a search and respond with an HTML page. As a result macports installs can fail when the first mirror site is not found.

That's a broken DNS setup. They should be utter ashamed of themselves. NXDOMAIN means no such domain, not "let me show some ads to you".

I recommend running dnsmasq locally (or similar) that will map their search IP address to NXDOMAIN. That or use If you need help with dnsmasq, I can send you a quick conf file and show you the precise line to edit.

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