Re: Why does resolv.conf keep changing?
- Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:49:29 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Why does resolv.conf keep changing?
On Friday 27 October 2017 03:46:27 Mart van de Wege wrote:
> Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:24:32PM +0100, Darac Marjal wrote:
> >> Actually, there's no need to duplicate the effort. As I understand
> >> it, resolvconf is basically an optional helper program. Software
> >> that automatically modifies /etc/resolv.conf should first test for
> >> the presence of resolvconf (whether that be checking for the
> >> configuration directory of resolvconf or checking that resolvconf
> >> is running or... however resolvconf desires to be detected). If
> >> resolvconf is available, the changes are co-ordinated through
> >> resolvconf, otherwise, /etc/resolv.conf is modified directly.
> > In my case resolvconf is not installed/available and I want
> > resolv.conf to be left alone. I want any other package that thinks
> > it needs to modify resolv.conf to leave it along.
> But there *is* a way to do that: install resolvconf.
> Granted, it might be nice if resolvconf had an easier way to configure
> a static setup, but as it is now packages that need to access
> resolv.conf should do this through resolvconf if it is available, so
> installing and configuring it *is* the right way to handle this.
I must argue against it, until as you say, resolvconf is given a well
documented way to be told to leave a "static" system alone. Until such
time, I'll make /etc/resolv.conf a real file, and mark it
and /etc/network/interfaces immutable.
And frankly, I'm getting tired of the arguments saying it must be
installed. Not all machines are lappy's being toted to Micky D's for
connectivity, where it /might/ make some modicum of sense IF it Just
Worked. Here, it didn't just work on a jessie install, took me around an
hour fighting with its local keyboard, to make networking work on the
jessie install, and 15 minutes to make stretch work, but there I wasn't
fighting with a kernel bug that kills keyboards and mice. So it didn't
Just Work on a stretch install.
So until such time as resolv.conf can look at /etc/network/interfaces,
and finding the "static" keyword, leave that interface alone, it will be
nuked on sight with a root rm...
If by the debian 10 release, it must be installed, them MAKE IT WORK. My
way, so far, does that.
In my experience its a solution looking for a problem, and if it doesn't
find one, it will make one. It's network-manager by a new name, and
just as worthless.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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