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Re: Can't find the DNS Servers

On Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:56:54 -0400
Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 06:03:12PM -0700, Gary Roach wrote:


> > I have
> > installed resolvconf 
> *shudder*
> I mean, unless this is a laptop or a tablet or a phone or something.
> Then it may be appropriate, because you might actually WANT your
> resolv.conf file to be rewritten every time the wind changes direction.
> For desktop machines with a static internal network configuration, it's
> an abomination.  And unfortunately it's not the only malevolent fiend
> trying to usurp control of your resolv.conf file.  There's also dhclient,
> and network-manager, and systemd-resolved, and who knows what else.

Just to clarify, on my laptop, I do want resolvconf installed, since
when I'm on my home LAN, I want to use the DNS server running on the
local router / gateway, and when I'm anywhere else, I want to use the
ISP's nameservers. With resolvconf, I add a "dns-nameservers
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn" line to the LAN section of /etc/network/interfaces to
accomplish this via resolvconf.