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I want to be able to -

ping x.<myuniversity>.com

by just

ping x

How is this possible?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

By correctly setting the search domain on any UNIX box or the domain suffix on any Windows box.

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Good answer, he could also add the machine to his host file too if he fancied. – Chopper3 Mar 29 '11 at 16:36
Or he could add the search domains to his dhcp server. Then every client (after getting a new lease) would have the search domain specified. – Joseph Kern Mar 29 '11 at 16:45

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