Ubuntu Domain Server

Ethan Baldridge ethan at superiordocumentservices.com
Sat Oct 31 13:58:58 UTC 2009

I just edit resolv.conf anyway and fix it the next time it “breaks” (every time I log into my company VPN, even though I have the PPPoE client set to not apply DNS settings from the DHCP server).  For a personal computer, I can just keep editing; I have to fix the default route every time anyway. But it would be nice to know how to “fix” it – and the routing table – permanently.

> From: ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Shentino
> Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:33 AM
> To: Morten Kjeldgaard
> Cc: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com; Derek Broughton
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu Domain Server
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 4:16 AM, Morten Kjeldgaard <mok at bioxray.au.dk> wrote:
> On 20/10/2009, at 15.35, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>> I will never understand why a server GUI would improve anything?
>> I will never understand why elitists hate GUIs.  A good UI should
>> improve
>> things by absolutely preventing misconfiguration.
> That's because the GUI often gets in the way of good sysadm practices
> and also automated configuration such as cfengine and the like.
> One example is the /etc/resolv.conf file, which used to be a simple 3
> line file that in karmic has been replaced with a complex and
> intransparent resolvconf system, that is part of the network
> configuation gui and clobbers /etc/resolv.conf at every boot.
> IIRC, resolvconf leaves a big fat #AUTOGENERATED, DO NOT EDIT comment line >in the file, so at least any potential conf-file monkeys looking to poke around are clued in, and presumably a short operation can tell resolvconf to go away or at least disable itself. 
> There's a huge difference maintaining a single-user system on a laptop
> and hundreds of workstations.
> -- Morten
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