Bug 109607 - DNS doesn't work with xDSL unless addresses are manually entered
Summary: DNS doesn't work with xDSL unless addresses are manually entered
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-11-10 05:34 UTC by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-29 01:41:55 UTC

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Description Andre Robatino 2003-11-10 05:34:32 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

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.
Actual results:
  No name service.  Must copy the DNS addresses which appear in
/etc/ppp/resolv.conf into redhat-config-network for them to be recognized.

Expected results:
  Should have name service without manually entering the DNS addresses.

Additional info:
  I reported this in bug #105748.

Comment 1 David Balažic 2004-01-10 20:00:53 UTC
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

Comment 2 David Balažic 2004-01-10 20:29:34 UTC
Renaming ( changing it's nick ) the xDSL connection to ppp0 supposedly
fixes the problem. I personally did not try it.

Comment 3 Jef Spaleta 2004-02-02 17:15:20 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 109601 ***

Comment 4 David Balažic 2004-02-08 14:10:04 UTC
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
Apps )
 - update everything to latest as of 7-feb-2004 ( including
initscripts-7.42.2-1 )
 - reboot
 - Start Menu -> System Settings -> Network -> New -> xDSL Connection
, enter Provider name, Login name and  Password, click Apply
 - reboot
 - 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" ( got server address
from /var/log/messages :
Feb  8 14:53:32 localhost pppd[6649]: primary   DNS address
Feb  8 14:53:32 localhost pppd[6649]: secondary DNS address
, everything works OK.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-17 02:58:46 UTC
Is PEERDNS set in your ifcfg file?

Comment 6 David Balažic 2004-03-17 08:22:22 UTC
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 ).

Comment 7 Andre Robatino 2004-03-17 14:49:27 UTC
  PEERDNS=yes in mine.

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-29 01:41:55 UTC
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.

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