Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109607
DNS doesn't work with xDSL unless addresses are manually entered
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:40:15 EDT
Description of problem:
After creating an xDSL connection with a fresh install of FC1, upon
connecting there is no name service. The cause is that the DNS
addresses are automatically acquired and entered into
/etc/ppp/resolv.conf, but not into /etc/resolv.conf. I worked around
this by manually entering the 2 DNS addresses under the DNS tab in
redhat-config-network. I'm not sure whether initscripts is the right
component for this bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure an xDSL interface. Do _not_ enter the DNS addresses
manually, but let them be acquired automatically.
2. Bring up the interface.
No name service. Must copy the DNS addresses which appear in
/etc/ppp/resolv.conf into redhat-config-network for them to be recognized.
Should have name service without manually entering the DNS addresses.
I reported this in bug #105748.
Same bug here.
- installed FC1
- using redhat-config-network I set up and ADSL connection
- works, except /etc/resolv.conf is not populated, have to do it
manually. /etc/pp/resolv.conf gets the correct data
Seems there are a lot of duplicates of this bug : 105748, 109578, 98786
Renaming ( changing it's nick ) the xDSL connection to ppp0 supposedly
fixes the problem. I personally did not try it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 109601 ***
This is not a duplicate of bug 109601. It is not fixed by
Here is what I did :
- install FC1 fresh ( Personal Desktop minus Print Support and Office
- update everything to latest as of 7-feb-2004 ( including
- Start Menu -> System Settings -> Network -> New -> xDSL Connection
, enter Provider name, Login name and Password, click Apply
- log in as non-root into X
- Start Menu -> System Tools -> Network Device Control -> Activate
hte xDSL connections
Results : everything works, except DNS as /etc/resolv.conf is empty.
After adding the line "nameserver 22.214.171.124" ( got server address
from /var/log/messages :
Feb 8 14:53:32 localhost pppd: primary DNS address 126.96.36.199
Feb 8 14:53:32 localhost pppd: secondary DNS address 188.8.131.52
, everything works OK.
Is PEERDNS set in your ifcfg file?
Can't check right now. I have everything as installed by fresh fedora
core test1 system. I haven't changed anything, just set up an xDSL
connection by that GUI tool. Then I also tried updating every packages
to latest versions as of 7-feb-2004 ( see above ).
PEERDNS=yes in mine.
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
response. Please reopen if this persists on current releases such as Fedora Core 3.