After trying to ping a machine on my local network, I noticed that I was trying hit address 188.8.131.52. This is an external public address. Resolution should have occurred via avahi mDNS. I ran dig to see how the name resolution worked and my quest/centurylink name server was retuning results for my .local domain queries! I tried a random name and got the same ip address result.
$ dig jakdafj.local ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1-RedHat-9.8.1-3.P1.fc15 <<>> jakdafj.local ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 58410 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;jakdafj.local. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: jakdafj.local. 10 IN A 184.108.40.206 jakdafj.local. 10 IN A 220.127.116.11 ;; Query time: 104 msec ;; SERVER: 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) ;; WHEN: Sat Mar 24 20:40:17 2012 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 63
Am I missing something or is my DNS name server at 126.96.36.199 corrupted?