Bug 247465 - NetworkManager erases nameserver when using static IP
NetworkManager erases nameserver when using static IP
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-09 10:29 EDT by Paul Johnson
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 21:49:57 EDT
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Description Paul Johnson 2007-07-09 10:29:41 EDT
Description of problem:

NM works fine if you use DHCP.  However, it erases the namesever from
/etc/resolv.conf when you go to a network where you have static IP set.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

My laptop goes between several wireless units and several wired networks.  On
the wired networks, I have static IP and have to set the nameserver in
/etc/resolve.conf.  WHen I go to wireless, then the nameserver gets written in
automatically.  When I go back to the system where I have access to a wired
network, NM does something funny.  Sometimes, it simply does not change the
contents of /etc/resolve.conf, but more usually it erases the nameserver
entirely.   If I'm on the wire, and shut down, and then turn back on again, NM
almost always just erases the nameserver I've put into /etc/resolve.conf.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a laptop between some wireless dhcp networks and some static ip networks
2. note that /etc/resolve.conf is empty on the networks without dhcp
Actual results:

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Comment 1 Nemean 2008-04-09 14:17:39 EDT
Network manager also refuses to accept a static ip address. On reboot NM tries
to get a dynamic address from the network even though a static IP address has
already been setup.
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2008-04-10 09:40:28 EDT
What are the contents of your ifcfg file in which you're defining the static IP
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:28:14 EDT
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:49:56 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
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