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Re: Why does resolv.conf keep changing?

On Tuesday 24 October 2017 23:02:39 Michael Stone wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 10:52:03PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >But since its worked flawlessly for years, please explain what IS
> > wrong with it.
> We've been over this before. Your "search host dns" line doesn't do
> anything at all as written, but will screw things up if copied in a
> different order by someone who doesn't know that it's simply broken.
That still doesn't specify what IS wrong. Reading the now 5+ year old man 
page, the only change I might make is to change the dns string to 
nameserver. IP changed host to hosts too.

My local network now pings at the same elapsed times as before.  Shrug.

> >Just saying its wrong doesn't cut it in the face of the fact
> >that I did it in self-defense against NM back when NM first came out,
> >what, a decade ago and was not then removeable with anything but a
> > root session of rm. The package managers insisted on gutting the
> > system if you wanted it gone back then.
> Really, rants about something that may or may not have happened 10
> years ago are just a waste of time.
Is it? When I see victims of this stuff posting weekly on every machine 
list I'm on and you folks can't solve their problems, what exactly am I 
supposed to think?  If it waddles and quacks like a duck, it probably is 
a duck.

> If you're looking for instructions on how to use resolvconf, others
> have posted it in the recent past. Since you seem to just want to
> complain about it, I'm not sure what else to offer.

What you are missing is that there is more than one way to skin a cat, 
and I prefer the simplest, and fastest way. Eg, hard code it, make it 
immutable, and get on with the real work. I just scanned my network, and 
only one machine, an r-pi-3b actually has a resolvconf man page, its 
running jessie. A recent stretch install on a rock64 probably needs the 
man pages installed. However, the executable has not been found by 
locate. I'm outta here for some zz's.

> Mike Stone

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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