/etc/resolv.conf file issues

Steven Lewis day.lewis at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 19:08:47 UTC 2005

On 9/26/05, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Steven Lewis wrote:
> > Hello all - I use Kubuntu at my work on a corporate that is compirsed of
> > several domains.
> >
> > I have manually editied via VIM the /etc/resolv.conf file to reflect my
> > domains, and nameservers.
> >
> > However there seems to be a system event that overwrites the edited file
> > back to a default file.
> Your dhcp client will certainly overwrite it. There are many other
> applications that _might_. Simply, if your work runs Windows systems, then
> all _their_ machines are getting everything they need from the DHCP
> server,
> and you can too. There shouldn't _be_ multiple domains in /etc/resolv.conf
> - you only belong to one. There probably should be multiple DNS servers,
> but that should be happening automatically.
> It would be much easier if you explained what you think is wrong and what
> you are trying to do.
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Thanks Derek - I will do my best. Actuall domain names have been changed to
protect the innocent but the examples are valid.

I work within an envrionment which calls for me to manage linux servers via

My box, kubuntu of course, resides in the
foo.company.com<http://foo.company.com>domain. The servers I manage
are on either of the following:
corp.company.net <http://corp.company.net>,
testlab.company.net <http://testlab.company.net> domains.

If I do not edit my resolv.conf file I must use FQDN to ssh to the boxes.

I appreciate any and all help/pointers.

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