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Re: /etc/resolv.conf replaced!

On Tuesday 06 December 2005 06:23 pm, mikepolniak wrote:
> On 17:25 Tue 06 Dec     , Hal Vaughan wrote:
> > During the past two days I've had power flickers and outages from snow. 
> > I have not yet been able to attach a new system to a UPS (too many things
> > to move), and it's lost power a few times.  When it reboots, it cannot
> > communicate with the network.  I checked, and /etc/resolv.conf is no
> > longer there.  It has been replaced by a link to
> > /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf, and /etc/resolvconf/run is linked to
> > /dev/shm/resolvconf.  There is no corresponding file in
> > /dev/shm/resolvconf to work with.
> >
> > I've found references to the other files on Google, but nothing clear
> > telling what is going on.  There are references that make me think some
> > program *thinks* it is supposed to do this (so I doubt it's a virus), but
> > I need to find out what is going on so I can either stop it or make sure
> > it does it right.
> >
> > So how can I stop this from happening at reboot?  What is doing it?  Is
> > it a boot thing, or a re-configure thing?
> dpkg -l resolvconf will show you now have resolvconf installed. This is
> actually a good thing as it will dynamically create a new
> /etc/resolv.conf file if the nameserver info is updated by some server
> program like dhcp-client.

[root@threshnet:~]$ dpkg -l resolvconf
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: 

So it doesn't seem to be installed.  I'm going to purge it just in case.

> You proably need to edit /etc/network/interfaces and set the dns-* lines.
> Then run /etc/init.d/resolvconf reload.

I'll check on that, too.



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