Bug 2806 - DNS broken: No default nameserver in resolv.conf
DNS broken: No default nameserver in resolv.conf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: caching-nameserver (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-13 20:34 EDT by warwick
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-15 16:23:12 EDT
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Description warwick 1999-05-13 20:34:24 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' 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
Comment 1 warwick 1999-05-13 20:36:59 EDT
Sorry, I said `changing from 5.1 to 6.0'. I meant `observed difference
from 5.1 in a fresh install of 6.0'
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 16:23:59 EDT
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.

------- Email Received From  Tim Baverstock <warwick@sable.demon.co.uk> 05/15/99 18:43 -------

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