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resolv.conf Was: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

I wrote:
> I just want to coordinate with other maintainers of packages that mess
> with resolv.conf so that we can stop stepping on each other.

Philippe Troin writes:
> Actually, I believe that changing /etc/resolv.conf is completely broken,
> whether or not resolv.conf is in /etc or anywhere else.

Under present circumstances I see no alternative.

> I think that for DHCP users, we should have a lightweight caching-only
> DNS server running on the local machine. /etc/resolv.conf should point to
> this resolver, and the various DHCP clients should notify the
> caching-only DNS server of changes.

Go for it.  Do you think you will have this in place before the next
release?  If not, we still need to coordinate use of resolv.conf.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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