Subject: Re: delay needed after started named?
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/04/2004 16:01:14
In message <>, Herb Peyerl writes:
>On 4-May-04, at 1:50 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> Not easily, for several reasons.  First, the machine moves around, and
>> from inside the corporate firewall I can't get to outside nameservers
>> directly.  Second, web browsers seem to read resolv.conf once, at
>> startup, which means it needs to be stable; does the trick.
>> (I have a bizarre script in /etc/dhclient-enter-hooks that replaces
>> make_resolv_conf() with something that builds a named.conf file and
>> then restarts named (and ntpd).  That usually works, though I sometimes
>> encounter weird !@#$%^ hotel boxes that really want me to use a
>> resolv.conf file instead.
>I see. Yeah, you're right.  I don't see a non-duct-tape answer here.

It's a lot of duct tape which I reapply regularly, most recently 

		--Steve Bellovin,