[Bug 291161] Re: Invalid multi values domain string generated by network manager

Matt Keys 291161 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Mar 14 18:09:07 UTC 2014

I ran into this error on a different (CentOS 6 x86_64) system. Simply
executing "nslookup" would return the error "nslookup: parse of
/etc/resolv.conf failed". Upon close inspection of the contents nothing
was out of order. Permissions and ownership also looked good and I was
executing nslookup as root. It was then I noticed lsattr
/etc/resolv.conf was showing the "e" flag set.

The customer had copied resolv.conf over from a different server (also
ext4 formatted).  I believe it may be that this attribute was set on the
previous filesystem, and when moved to the new ext4 file system the
extent mappings were incorrect, which caused the read/parse problem.
Since you can't remove the attribute with chattr I was able to resolve
the issue by simply copying the contents, deleting the old
/etc/resolv.conf, creating a new /etc/resolv.conf, then pasting in the
contents from clipboard and saving.

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