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I just set up a squid proxy as a parent proxy to HAVP. When I or other users try to access a domain with an address like "http://foo" I get the following squid error in the browser:

The dnsserver returned:

    Server Failure: The name server was unable to process this query. 

However, "http://foo.companyname.com" works fine. The search domain in resolv.conf on both the client and proxy host is companyname.com. (There a better term for "search domain"?)

Is there a way to correct this, maybe something in the squid.conf file?.

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Also if someone can enlighten me as to why it works this way, I would appreciate that as well. –  Kyle Brandt Apr 26 '10 at 19:36
    
Do nslookup and ping return results for your domain on the client and proxy? –  nedm Apr 27 '10 at 5:57

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I needed:

append_domain .mycompany.com

in my squid.conf file. (Thought I grepped through conf for domain, must have missed it the first time).

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