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Bug 18476 - pump mishandles DNS domain and NIS domain.
pump mishandles DNS domain and NIS domain.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-05 18:01 EDT by Red Hat Bugzilla
Modified: 2008-03-13 15:18 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 16:28:00 EDT
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This patch seems to fix the DNS/NIS domain problem. (3.67 KB, patch)
2000-10-05 18:02 EDT, Red Hat Bugzilla
no flags Details | Diff
An updated patch for DNS/NIS domain (5.56 KB, patch)
2000-10-09 18:46 EDT, Red Hat Bugzilla
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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-10-05 18:01:11 EDT
pump mishandles DNS domain and NIS domain. It may be caused
by confusion from ISC dhcp. In /etc/dhcpd.conf, you can define

option nis-domain "foo.com";
option domain-name "bar.foo.com foo.com";

The nis-domain option sets the NIS domain name. But the
domain-name option is quite misleading. In fact, it is
the value of the search field in /etc/resolv.conf.
"dns-search-domain" may be a better name. You can do

# find -type f | xargs grep domain-name

in the dhcp 2.0 source tree to see how it is used.

In any case, pump has several problems:

1. It cannot handle

option domain-name "bar.foo.com foo.com";

2. It doesn't record the NIS domainname and
it tries to use the domain-name to set
the NIS domainname.

3. --lookup-hostname will remove the
domain-name name.

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-10-05 18:02:04 EDT
Created attachment 3821 [details]
This patch seems to fix the DNS/NIS domain problem.
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-10-09 18:42:34 EDT
There is another problem with NIS domain. pump won't update NIS domainname
unless it is localdomain. Also you cannot tell pump not to update NIS domain.
I will upload an updated patch.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-10-09 18:46:27 EDT
Created attachment 3946 [details]
An updated patch for DNS/NIS domain
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-10-11 23:31:17 EDT
I think this is another way of stating the same problem: My laptop, upgraded
from 6.2 to 7.0 now fails to set the "search" line in /etc/resolv.conf when it
gets network info via DHCP. It just gets left blank as in:


If I get a chance I'll try the patch and submit an additional comment with the
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2000-10-12 21:39:35 EDT
I tried the patch and it solved my problem. The "search" field is now set
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2004-08-23 16:28:00 EDT
latest with patch in cvs

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