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Re: Why does resolv.conf keep changing?

On Wednesday 25 October 2017 07:36:54 Michael Stone wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:16:49AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >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.
> What man page? Honestly, it seems like you're making things up at this
> point.
And  if you haven't read the man page, you are too. And I object to being 
called a liar. I may be wrong, and if I am, you'll read it here. Man 
pages as opaque as this one make that wrong possibility lots greater 
than 0. Wanna fix it? First fix the man page so there is no ambiguity.

I might note, and you should too, that all the blathering about here has 
NOT fixed the OP's problem. Something on his system is over-writing his 
resolv.conf, and maybe his /etc/network/interfaces in what, certainly 
something over a week, that something has yet to be found, and finding 
that s/b top priority.

> Mike Stone

man resolv.conf, it carrys a 2012-11-11 date on this uptodate wheezy 
system. I just put stretch on a rock64, and its man page is dated 
2017-03-13. Without doing a diff on those two files, I think they are 
identical. They aren't exactly identical on a blink compare but may as 
well be. Far more text formatting diffs than content diffs. Its still a 
poorly written man page. IMO of course.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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