This note applies to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
When configuring a network interface manually, including static IP addresses and search domains, it is possible that a search entry will not be propagated to
/etc/resolv.conf. Consequently, short host names that do not include the domain name will fail to resolve. To work around this issue, add a search entry manually to
This issue is documented in the RHEL 6 Technical Notes, and is represented by Red Hat Bugzilla # 600407.