BTW, host failed, but dig seems to work:

% dig 'jim-freezes-powerbook-g4-15.local'

; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>> jim-freezes-powerbook-g4-15.local
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 50543
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;jim-freezes-powerbook-g4-15.local. IN  A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
.                       539     IN      SOA     frootb.mycompany.net.
dnssupport.mycompany.com. 2004059055 14400 3600 604800 600

;; Query time: 66 msec
;; SERVER: 10.208.0.3#53(10.208.0.3)
;; WHEN: Thu Nov 10 17:00:07 2005
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 130

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Jim Freeze