Wednesday 7 January 2009

DNS resolution on iPhone

I've been playing with a few iPhones lately and have had trouble getting WiFi working through our proxy. After much hair pulling the problem turns out to be a feature in the iPhone DNS resolver that refuses to look up any hostname ending in ".local". This also appears to be a problem on Mac OS X:

With OS X you can add "local" to the Search Domains field and disable this behaviour, unfortunately it doesn't work for the iPhone.


  1. It seems to work for me in 3.0 with the domain added to the Search Domains field.

  2. are you the tim kent working @ WCIS in Australia?

  3. okay thanks...i was thinking it is you, have nice day...