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Re: Why does resolv.conf keep changing?




On 2017-10-25, <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 09:18:36AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
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> [...]
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>> >Might be "man resolv.conf".
>> 
>> Can't be, that man page clearly says:
>> 
>>       search Search list for host-name lookup.
>
> [...]
>
>> It certainly doesn't say anything about putting "host" or "dns" or
>> "nameserver" in that line.
>
> Unless your domain name is "host" or "dns", that is. But then you're
> asking for it, I guess :-)
>
> (Don't chuckle. A company I was working at did set its internal "top
> level domain" to "local". Much hilarity with zeroconf [1] ensued).

We did have the person here who host-named his machine localhost, which
may blunt the hilarity somewhat as it does the surprise, the former
often depending on a dose of the latter.

> Cheers
> - -- tomás
>
>


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