resolvconf, dnsmasq, network manager (was Re: resolv.conf file keeps
elliotf-ubuntu-dev at gratuitous.net
Thu Mar 3 11:22:39 CST 2005
Karl Hegbloom wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-01-22 at 17:22 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>>There has been talk about having a local DNS cache; I'm not familiar with
>>dnsmasq, but if it is RFC-compliant, it might be worth a look.
>>Likewise for resolvconf; if it would be feasible to integrate it with all
>>applications which configure the resolver, that could be worthwhile.
> Both 'dnsmasq' and 'resolvconf' seem to integrate very will with Ubuntu
> so far. I've been using them for quite a while, and everything Just
Works well here, too. Handy for dynamic dns updates of uml/vmware instances on
the local machine as well. If ubuntu were configured by default to provide its
hostname during dhcp requests, it would be fairly seamless.
>>>Also... what about ifplugd?
>>The long term plan is for something better integrated with the desktop, such
>>as NetworkManager, though it currently isn't suitable.
> Right. I like that idea. NM looks very promising.
Using Netapplet at the moment, which works fairly well, with the exception of
initial configuration, and hidden SSIDs. The first time I bring up the
interface, I need to hand an ssid/key to it and it has to associate before it
starts working okay. It doesn't appear to see any networks before I do that.
From then on, I can move from network to network just fine. Let me know if I'm
missing something. It also does not try to associate to known networks (such as
hidden SSID networks).
I have not yet heard the arguments against NetworkManager, just things like "it
isn't suitable", and "a shame about the architecture". I had tried it, but it
made many assumptions about the locations of files (/etc/sysconfig) on the
system. Is this the cause of the complaints listed above? Is it just that it
is so redhat-centric? I had thought netapplet was the same way (initially) as well?
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