Bug 723374 - dhclient.conf is ignored when generating resolv.conf
Summary: dhclient.conf is ignored when generating resolv.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-07-20 01:51 UTC by Wyatt Gosling
Modified: 2012-08-07 16:02 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 16:02:36 UTC
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Description Wyatt Gosling 2011-07-20 01:51:43 UTC
Description of problem:
dhclient.conf seems to be ignored when resolv.conf gets generated. In my config, I have lines to prepend and append domain-names which are ignored. The problem this poses me is I access much of my companies network infrastructure.

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit dhclient.conf as described in additional info.
2. Restart networking via system tray.
Actual results:
A resolv.conf is created that is identical to one without the modifications I made.

Expected results:
The line with domain-search contains numerous extra entries as specified below.

Additional info:
I added the following two lines to my file:
prepend domain-search "<office-location>.<company-name>.com <office-location>.eng.<comany-name>.com ";
append domain-search " hr.<company-name>.com";

I also tried domain-name in place of domain-search.

Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2011-07-20 09:25:07 UTC
The /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf is used only by network service.
I'll add a note to /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf or eventually avoid shipping that file entirely, because it's there only because of bug #560361.

The NetworkManager, which you most likely use creates and uses its own configuration file (/var/run/nm-dhclient-<iface>.conf) for dhclient.
The only way how to influence what will be in nm-dhclient-<iface>.conf is via NM GUI (because the file is regenerated during restart) and AFAICT there's no such option to prepend/append domain-search/domain-name, is it ? Jirka, Dan ?

Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2011-09-28 21:45:28 UTC
NM looks for /etc/dhclient-<interface>.conf then /etc/dhcp/dhclient-<interface>.conf and will merge the first found into the dhclient config files it produces.

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