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Re: Computer fails to recognise self - details at 11



On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 08:49:25PM -0500, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:

| I have restarted /etc/init.d/networking and /etc/init.d/xinetd, as well
| as reloading /etc/init.d/bind, but I haven't gone to the point of the
| switch of runlevels, partly because *something* rewrites my
| /etc/resolv.conf, and I suspect that is the ppp startup - I'm wary to
| start poking there too much for fear of making things twice as bad.

Yes, ppp will rewrite your resolv.conf much like dhclient will.
That's because when your network is dynamic, you can't possibly know
ahead of time what rules should be used for domain name resolution.
Instead a server on the network (the other side of the PPP link or the
dhcp server) will tell your machine what it should use.  You can edit
resolv.conf by hand.  The format is really simple.  I don't know if
you can tell ppp not to edit it, but I know dhclient has options for
that.

HTH,
-D

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