Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 551962
dhclient -6 overwrites /etc/resolv.conf set up by NetworkManager
Last modified: 2013-02-08 10:47:31 EST
Description of problem:
dhclient -6 (DHCP client for DHCPv6) overwrites setting in /etc/resolv.conf made by NetworkManager.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% of time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a network with NetworkManager supporting IPv4 and IPv6.
2. Invoke /sbin/dhclient -6 to obtain IPv6 not obtained by NetworkManager.
Observe that in /etc/resolv.conf, the original information supplied by NetworkManager has been replaced by dhclient IPv6 information. In particular all IPv4 addresses in nameserver lines have been replaced by IPv6 addresses.
Both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses should be available in /etc/resolv.conf.
This configuration is brought about by the fact that NetworkManager does not support the full RA option set, and in particular the "AdvManagedFlag on" setting.
Maybe interesting thread:
Currently I am hacking dhclient-script etc for ipv6 PD support etc, so I might take a look at this problem as well. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=626514 for the pd/radvd stuff.
Question: assuming we have the dns info from the dhcp server, plus also the local stuff that goes in resolv.conf, how would I combine that? I mean, in what order, what way?
# start local part
# end local
# start dhcp part
# end dhcp part
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The solution to this problems would be in having a middleman which takes the nameserver information from each service (dhclient, NetworkManager, initscripts etc.) and merges them together to form one resolv.conf. The openresolv (bug #668153) program addresses this.
However this BZ has been quite invalid since NetworkManager supports IPv4 & IPv6 including responding to RA O & M bits (so there are actually no reasons now to run another dhclient because of IPv6).
It could also cause more pain (see bug #668153, comment #3 + bug #679445, comment #2) than gain (udo is the only person I know about who would benefit from this).
Closing as wontfix.
So what is the solution for this issue for PD users?
Prefix Delegation is the proper way to roll out IPv6.
So why ignore that market?
And why is NM doing whatever you describe? It doesn't even handle the most basic stuff, so why entrust it with stuff that belongs to another program?
NM does udev, does dhclient, what is next?