Domain name

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Apr 28 13:22:05 UTC 2008

Michael Leone wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Paul Lemmons <paul at> wrote:
>> -------- Original Message  --------
>>  Subject: Domain name
>>  From: "Anthony E. Caudel" <tony.caudel at>
>>  To: Kubuntu-Users <kubuntu-users at>
>>  Date: 04/24/2008 10:55 PM
>>  > Using Kubuntu 7.10.
>>  >
>>  > How do I make a domain name? I tried it under Network Settings but it
>>  > did not survive reboot.
>>  >
>>  > Tony
>>  >
>>  I am assuming that this question could be reworded as: "how do I set my
>>  default domain".
>>  If so:
>>  vi /etc/resolv.conf
>>  and add the line:
>>  domain
>>  to the end of the file.
> Not if the "resolvconf" package is installed, I don't think. I had a
> problem like that, and it was down to the "resolvconf" package. My
> Linux server is in the process of being rebuilt (hardware issues), but
> the old advice is sometimes no longer applicable.

Generally you don't want to touch resolv.conf (in fact, it usually says
so...).  You set your domain name in dhclient.conf (I've said this so many
times, I leave it as an exercise to the reader to find it and set it).

Also, note that normally adding "domain" to the end of
resolv.conf would not do what you want.  You can only have one "domain"
setting, and resolv.conf should already have one.  If it's going to search
multiple domains, you use "search" rather than "domain". 

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