Bug 66200 - overwrite /etc/resolv.conf no matter what.
Summary: overwrite /etc/resolv.conf no matter what.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: rcn-7.3
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Reported: 2002-06-06 03:45 UTC by Joe Acosta
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-07-01 13:14:20 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2002:257 high SHIPPED_LIVE Updated redhat-config-network package available 2003-05-06 04:00:00 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2002:267 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated redhat-config-network package available 2003-02-07 15:19:58 UTC

Description Joe Acosta 2002-06-06 03:45:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
There is a setting in redhat-config-network (rhcn) that say s "Automatically
obtain DNS information from provider.  If this is or is not checked it still
obtains teh DNS from the ISP.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup a ppp account through the rhcn tool
2. add some listing in the /etc/resolv.conf
3. make sure that you uncheck the switch Automatically obtain DNS information
from ISP
4. connect to your isp
5. your settings in the /etc/resolv.conf are overwritten

Actual Results:  before 

search <local servername>.<domain>
nameserver <your specified IP>

search <local servername>.<domain>

Expected Results:  the file should be the same before and after

Additional info:

While this is fine in most cases when running a caching DNS server.

Workaround is to edit the file after connection and fix it.

This screws up the setting the system up so that a script could be run to cache
the most commonly accessed servers using dig.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2002-06-26 16:14:23 UTC
fixed in CVS

Comment 2 Kiat Huang 2002-07-01 12:57:15 UTC
A workaround is to add "PEERDNS=no" to the appropriate ifcfg-pppX file
Harald, when's the new fix due out?

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2002-07-01 13:14:15 UTC
redhat-config-network >= 1.1.5

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2002-10-23 09:57:22 UTC
first beta of erratum is available at:

Most of the bugs reported have been removed, but as in every software change,
there could be new bugs introduced.

Please report bugs against this with explicitly stating the 1.0.1 version... Thx
and please test.

Comment 5 John Flanagan 2003-02-14 21:04:24 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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