Subject: Re: No nameservers configured when using DHCP/dhclient
To: Lee W <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/18/2003 19:22:03
In message <3EC7BD29.email@example.com>, Lee W writes:
>Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > You could always run your own nameserver -- there's a lot to be said
>> for that.
>> But make sure you have a line like this in your dhclient.conf file:
>> request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, routers, domain-name, domain-na
>> You could even say
>> require domain-name-servers;
>> to make it abort if it doesn't get any.
>In a larger environment setting up my own DNS server would be a good
>suggestion unfortunately I am only setting this up a home.
So? That's not a reason not to run one; I often do even on my laptop.
>I had another look at the dhclient.conf man page and it says that no
>options "should" be required, a blank file will do.
>Also the dhclient.leases file contains all the correct information (i.e.
>name server ip's) it just appears as though the script is ignoring them
>or forgetting to configure resolv.conf.
Hmm -- no suggestions on that one.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
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