Re: An equivalent to dhclient.conf's "prepend domain-name-servers"?
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Carl Baldwin <carl ecbaldwin net>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: An equivalent to dhclient.conf's "prepend domain-name-servers"?
- Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:09:54 -0700
On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 09:13 -0600, Carl Baldwin wrote:
> Hehe, that is very similar to what I've been doing. See the link
> below, I wrote the post about the script, run from cron, that edits
> the resolv.conf file with ed. I didn't bother with file monitoring
> because I wrote it quick and dirty.
> I'm really looking for NetworkManager to provide the ultimate solution
> so that I can stop having to put so much thought in to this each time
> I've got a new machine to set up.
> Even if NetworkManager just provided a boolean option to support a
> local caching nameserver. This could be presented in the GUI as "This
> system has a caching name server" with a check box. Default is off.
> I would like a way to configure this from the command line but I'm
> sure I could figure that out by learning a little more about dbus.
I really, really do plan to make caching nameserver work :)
> You know what! I just found in the NetworkManager release notes
> (wiki, ReleaseProcess) that "Local caching nameserver support" is
> tentatively planned for the 0.8.2 release. I missed this before.
> This is great! You have my vote for this feature!
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Robert Nichols
> <rnicholsNOSPAM comcast net> wrote:
> > On 07/29/2010 09:33 AM, Carl Baldwin wrote:
> >> I have fought with this issue since Ubuntu started using
> >> NetworkManager and my dhclient.conf settings stopped working.
> >> I use dnsmasq on my machine for several reasons. I like having a
> >> caching nameserver but more importantly I use dnsmasq so that I can
> >> set up rules for which upstream servers to contact for certain
> >> domains/networks. I do this because I routinely create VPN tunnels to
> >> other networks and there are situations where I set static routes to
> >> other networks through non-default gateways. The bottom line is that
> >> I do a few complex things in my network setup so that other things end
> >> up being a lot easier.
> > Fearless enough to run a helper program? I've written a C program that
> > makes dnsmasq work. The program sets up a file alteration monitor on
> > /etc/resolv.conf. Whenever that file changes, the code ensures that
> > "127.0.0.1" is the first nameserver listed there and passes the upstream
> > server addresses to dnsmasq. A short script in
> > /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d makes sure this program is running
> > whenever a network interface is started. I believe it's pretty
> > bulletproof, and most of its configuration can be overridden from the
> > command line.
> > Source is available from
> > http://rnicholsNOSPAM.home.comcast.net/resolvtrac.tar.gz
> > --
> > Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
> > Do NOT delete it.
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