Domain name

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Apr 28 14:23:53 UTC 2008

Michael Leone wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Derek Broughton <news at>
> wrote:
>>  > 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 the old advice is sometimes no longer applicable.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).
> Since I use static IPs for my machine, no, I don't set it in
> dhclient.conf. :-) I take your point, however.

Do you use static IPs with wireless (as the OP is)?  I think the
configuration requirements for that are much more awkward than configuring
the router to always serve up the same IP address for each MAC.

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