DNS search names

Rick Knight rick_knight at rlknight.com
Fri Sep 14 16:09:04 UTC 2007

Thilo Six wrote:
> J. Pablo Fernández wrote the following on 14.09.2007 17:14
>> Hello,
>> How do I configure a list of domain names to search when resolving? 
>> Modifying /etc/resolv.conf is not good enough, it gets overwritten.
>> Thanks.
> When /etc is on ext3 then you could lock that file with:
> $ sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf
> after editing it.
> unlocking with:
> $ sudo chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf
> bye
Try System Settings > Network Settings > Administrator Mode.

You can change the name search there. If you get your IP from a DHCP 
server you can tell the dhcp client to not get nameserver information. 
Look in /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf.


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