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Re: Is resolv.conf essential?

On 05 Dec 2003, Joerg Johannes wrote:
> Am Fr, den 05.12.2003 schrieb Anthony Campbell um 14:58:
> > According to the man page for resolv.conf it is not supposed to be
> > necesssary on a properly configured system. However I can't connect to
> > my dialup ISP without it. This creates problems when I use a different
> > ISP.
> > 
> > What needs to be configured to make it unnecessary?
> Just a wild guess:
> How do you connect to the 'net? pon/poff or wvdial or ...?
> I always use pon/poff, and it seems that a script takes resolv.conf,
> copies it to resolv.conf.bak (or something alike), copies your
> /etc/ppp/resolv/provider to /etc/resolv.conf, and after poff it is
> removed and the original file is restored. Maybe this mechanism only
> works if /etc/resolv.conf is present?
> joerg
> -- 
> Gib GATES keine Chance!

Yes, I'm using pon/poff also. I've noticed previously that it does write
/etc/ppp/resolv.conf at times but I don't think it does anything to
/etc/resolv.conf here. I have to admit I don't understand this at all


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