Who knows why linux (redhat/centos) nslookup ignores the search command
in /etc/resolv.conf, but it does, while ping and ssh work just fine.
e have a lot of subdomains around here, so it's important that the
search command work (Solaris does!), for us lazy typers.
Bash alias to repace nslookup with dig
alias nslookup='dig +short +search +ndots=2 '
you'll need to do \nslookup for reverse lookups
Or drop +short +search +ndots=2 into .digrc and just use dig.
KIS - Keep it Simple
JDI - Just do it