Re: How does the resolv.conf get created?

Since I've been using NetworkManager on my laptop, I've also run into
situations where it would have been helpful to have a way of overriding
NM's resolv.conf file. In particular when I need to connect to a network
with a broken DHCP server that supplies either no name server info or
incorrect nameserver info. I'd like to be able to configure a few
"custom" name servers and then have something in the little drop-down
menu that allows me to select my custom name server in place of whatever
NM thinks the name servers should be.


On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 13:45, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Sat, 14 May 2005, Filip Miletic wrote:
> > Can someone please explain how the NetworkManager creates the
> > /etc/resolv.conf?
> > 
> > I run bind on local machine and would like to use localhost as the DNS.
> > NM does not like it, apparently. Is it possible to explain gently to NM
> > that it should not touch /etc/resolv.conf?
> Not really, because NetworkManager needs to be able to configure DNS on the 
> machine.  If you're using DHCP, the DNS server information comes from the DHCP 
> server, and NetworkManager must write that out to /etc/resolv.conf so the 
> machine can resolve hostnames.  If the machine uses static IP, NetworkManager 
> must still do the same thing.

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