Just an update, in case someone can help me solve this riddle all the
way through. I have a feeling this has to do with multicast DNS and
zeroconf (I think Apple broke IP networking doing this trying to
hand-hold people like Microslop does, but anyway...)
If I use a manual IP, I'm fine; I get DNS lookups If I use DHCP, I
can't get any apps to do DNS lookups. I can't get any local DNS lookups
because I'm running a local DNS server and my local domain is .local --
this is pretty well doented however, so I can see the issues here.
(I think this is SO BOGUS of Apple to do this...)
Anyway, if someone can clue me in more quickly than my own sleuthing on
just WHY a manual IP allows me to perform DNS lookups (for external
addresses) and a DHCP address DOESN'T allow this, I'd appreciate it.
I've Googled and search support.apple.com until I'm blue in the face.
Also, if someone knows a way to turn off all this zeroconf and multicast
DNS business that is in Panther, I would appreciate that as well.