[arch-general] /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/resolc.conf.tail
redshift at pandora.be
Thu Jul 3 13:34:53 EDT 2008
> Hi, this is my first message to arch-general.
> I have been helping a user on the forums who needs multiple search
> domains in his /etc/resolv.conf file.
> His original question was this:
> "Our DHCP isolates clients to a separate subnet than the servers. As
> such, unless you fully qualify the server name, you can't find the
> server. A work around is to put the IP in the hosts file, but there are
> just too many servers to do that with. Another option is to add the
> search domain(s) in the to the end of the search line in resolv.conf,
> however that file is re-written by dhcpcd, so changes are quickly lost.
> Is there a way to add on search domains to what DHCP hands your system?"
> I have done some research and found that the BSDs have a particularly
> nice solution to this; /etc/resolv.conf.tail
> Basically, it does this:
> if [ -f /etc/resolv.conf.tail ]; then
> cat /etc/resolv.conf.tail >> /etc/resolv.conf
> I am still new to arch, and I don't know who exactly deals with this
> portion of the distro. Is this something that can be made standard? It
> seems like a very simple fix. Very useful too.
> Here is the forum posting:
Something like that is totally unecessairy. That's why we have /etc/conf.d/dhcpcd. Also see man dhcpcd.
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