[arch-general] /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/resolc.conf.tail
timetrap at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 13:58:38 EDT 2008
dhcpcd is fine. But this is a patch for dhclient. Which is a totally
different dhcp client.
When I installed wicd, dhclient was a dependency, if you want to use wicd,
you need to use dhclient. If you want to have multiple search domains with
dhclient (through wicd), you need to edit your /etc/resolv.conf and append
those search domains.
Rather than edit by hand, or run an external script. Why not just patch the
So yes, something like this SHOULD be unecessairy. But it isn't.
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 1:34 PM, RedShift <redshift at pandora.be> wrote:
> timetrap wrote:
>> 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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