Trying to append dns suffixes in mac os x. In windows all I do is go to the advance adapter properties and select the Append these DNS suffixes (in order) and add the suffix domain.com and I can then ssh with just the server name without having to type the fully qualified domain name. I would love to know what the mac version of this is.

Thanks in advance

  • How is this off topic? It's definitely related to networking and it just saved me a lot of time. Please reconsider this choice. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:32

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Search domains is what it is called for the Mac.

see: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph6373

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