Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2806
DNS broken: No default nameserver in resolv.conf
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
Changing from 5.1 to 6.0, with no `nameserver' line in
/etc/resolv.conf for either install, 5.1's DNS defaults to
localhost, but 6.0's just fails. (Lynx, Netscape, ping...)
Add `nameserver 127.0.0.1' to resolv.conf.
resolv.conf isn't owned by any package, but this seems to be
something you'd want if you run a caching nameserver
Sorry, I said `changing from 5.1 to 6.0'. I meant `observed difference
from 5.1 in a fresh install of 6.0'
The installer (and ultimately the user) is responsible for
configuring the DNS client. Assuming that there is a nameserver
running on localhost is not the Right Thing To Do.
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