How/why does network-manager interfere with /etc/resolve.conf

uwe uwe.geercken at
Fri Dec 4 09:10:02 GMT 2009

hi all,

I have similar experience. I was getting frustrated by a changed
environment so I decided to remove the gnome network manager and did a
manual setup. I think this is the only way to be free of interference
and which avoids trouble shooting over and over again why a connection
does not work.



Am Donnerstag, den 03.12.2009, 16:52 -0800 schrieb john:
> Hi all,
> One of my gripes over the last year or so is the increasing complexity
> and abstraction of Ubuntu as regards networking management. I used to
> be  to be confident that I could control mac to logical interface
> mapping with iftab, or name resolution with /etc/resolv.conf, or
> assignments with
> /etc/network/interfaces. Lately it seems like everything is controlled
> by network-manager or dbus or some arcane mapping file that lives in
> some far-flung sub-directory.
> My current problem is trying to stop network-manager from over-writing
> my /etc/resolv.conf file when I start the server using bonding.
> I guess I don't understand how network-manager, dbus-subsystem, etc,
> etc, work with regards to networking. I feel like it's getting harder
> and harder
> to figure out "who's in charge"
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to learn more?
> Thanks!
> John

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