RE: How common is lack of DNS server diversity?

MS DNS, WinNT4 and below, have broken search algorithm implementations.
DDNS, Win2K, is currently untested.

Search algorithm? I thought we were talking about making full use of the
dns server list - i.e., if first server doesn't respond try the next one in
the list.

Win2k, at least, has no problem doing this.

(I do not remember having any problem with the domain search list in
previous MS OSs. That is, if I specify and, it
will find if I just use the name xyz and
does not exist.)

Tony Rall