Bug 475134 - nameserver not saved
nameserver not saved
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 469434
Blocks: 473002
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Reported: 2008-12-07 22:39 EST by H.J. Lu
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:11:54 EST
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Description H.J. Lu 2008-12-07 22:39:21 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #469434 +++

I have a static IP on eth0.  When I used system-config-network to
set up DNS with correct namesever, I got

[hjl@sea sources]$ cat /etc/resolv.conf  
# Generated by NetworkManager
search in.lucon.org

# No nameservers found; try putting DNS servers into your
# ifcfg files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts like so:
# DNS1=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
# DNS2=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
# DOMAIN=lab.foo.com bar.foo.com

I had to put namesever in /etc/resolv.conf by hand.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2008-12-08 03:28:10 EST
NetworkManager recreated this file. You may turn off the NetworkManager service, if you have an all static setup.
Comment 2 Len Brown 2008-12-09 00:03:26 EST
this is a bug bug bug

I open sys-config-network and tell it my gateway,
and it doesn't write DNS1 into ifcfg-eth0,
and thus there is no nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf

It should make NO difference if NetworkManager is running or not.

I use a static IP on my wired ethernet, and DHCP when on wireless.
Wireless is useless in FC without NetworkManager and static IP
is useless WITH NetworkManager...
Comment 3 Stephen Warren 2009-01-30 11:30:22 EST
*If* the solution for an all static setup is to disable NetworkManager (and I think that's definitely not a good solution at all), then at the very least, system-config-network should tell me that, and refuse to allow me to edit/save/... configuration until I do that.

Note: I'm not sure if the bug is that s-c-n doesn't save the DNS fields to ifcfg-eth*, or that NetworkManager doesn't read the global DNS data that s-c-n saves - i.e. it could be a bug against the s-c-n module or the NM module.

That said, if you look at Bug #473002 (which this is probably a dup of), you'll note that s-c-n saves the DNS information to /etc/resolv.conf (well, really /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/resolv.conf which is hard-linked to /etc/resolv.conf) and hence NM trashes it, because it doesn't break the hard-link. The configuration should be saved (by s-c-n) to something other than /etc/resolv.conf (ifcfg-eth* would make sense), so that NM can read that other file when generating /etc/resolv.conf.
Comment 4 Robert Barnett 2009-04-27 18:11:08 EDT
I have experienced this on two fresh installs.

I attempted to use s-c-n to config a static network and it didn't work.
I had to use ifconfig until I found out about NetworkManager

The docs say to use NetworkManager so I handed control of all ethernet devices over to it.

Now I have lost DNS and must manually write to resolv.conf

I don't understand what I am supposed to do. This is a bug and makes no sense to close it until it is fixed or explained how I can actually get a static network config working on a fresh install.
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