Re: Is resolv.conf essential?
On 05 Dec 2003, John Hasler wrote:
> Anthony writes:
> > According to the man page for resolv.conf it is not supposed to be
> > necesssary on a properly configured system.
> The author of that page assumes that every machine is always running a
> nameserver. This is, of course, not true.
I see. Thanks; then it seems the man page should be amended to reflect
> > However I can't connect to my dialup ISP without it. This creates
> > problems when I use a different ISP.
> Run pppconfig and configure a connection for each ISP, specifying the
> correct nameservers for each ISP (or 'dynamic' if the ISP uses so-called
> 'dynamic dns'). Everything will just work.
I'd done this previously and I think it used to work but now it doesn't.
I've rerun pppconfig in case it was screwed up but it still won't find a
server, whether with static or dynamic dns.
email@example.com || http://www.acampbell.org.uk
using Linux GNU/Debian || for book reviews, electronic
Windows-free zone || books and skeptical articles