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Re: /etc/resolv.conf has wrong permissions

> On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, George Bonser wrote:
> > > However, /etc/resolv.conf is installed with or modified to root/root -rw------- permissions.  This
> > > sounds logical until a normal user tries to dial out.  It was weird, my normal account would dial and 
> > > login ok, but all of the net calls would show a "Host name lookup failure".  I could even su to root
> > > and things would work fine.
> > 
> > Interesting.  On my 1.1 upgraded to 1.2 and then to 1.3 system the file is
> > 
> > -rw-r--r--	and owned by root.root
> Mine (installed 1.3) also has these permissions and ownership.  Strangely,
> `dpkg -S /etc/resolv.conf` shows no owning package.

That's because this file is either created during the "configure the network" 
phase of the initial setup (bootdisks) or isn't created at all.  This problem 
probably existed in one of the older bootdisk versions.  The permissions are 
fine on both of my machines (one originally 1.1, other 1.3).

Proudly running Debian Linux! Linux vs. Windows is a no-Win situation....
Igor Grobman           igor@debian.org                 igor@digicron.com 

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