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Bug 32157 - an innocent-looking space before 'nameserver' in resolv.conf confuses resolver
an innocent-looking space before 'nameserver' in resolv.conf confuses resolver
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-18 16:27 EST by Dan Kenigsberg
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-18 16:27:49 EST
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Description Dan Kenigsberg 2001-03-18 16:27:46 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22 i686)

I added a space just before the nameserver keyword in /etc/resov.conf. 
This resulted in a failure to find a default dns.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. just start a nameserver line with a space

Actual Results:  for example, nslookup says the address of the Default
Server is
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-03-19 10:05:10 EST
The resolv.conf format does not allow space there, so it was not innocent.
glibc has never allowed spaces there and I don't think it is necessary to
make changes for this. Note that e.g. Solaris does not allow spaces there either.
Comment 2 Dan Kenigsberg 2001-03-19 16:29:21 EST
Ok, so it's not a bug, but it is sure ugly.

P.S. The bug is probably in kppp which made the first space initially. But I
fail to reproduce this one...

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