Derek Broughton news at
Mon Oct 6 14:07:23 UTC 2008

Charlie Kravetz wrote:

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> On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 16:05:17 +1000
> Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
>> In general, NetworkManager works pretty well for m. It swaps
>> automagically from my wired network to my wireless network and back, I
>> can select from the various networks available, and it handles WPA with
>> great aplomb.
>> BUT: I need to set up a domain search list. I have
>> edited /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf accordingly, and it is completely
>> ignored.
>> I tried selecting "manual configuration" and entering extra domains in
>> the search list on the "DNS" tab, but NetworkManager just sets them back
>> to what they were before.
>> As far as I can tell, Network Manager uses whatever the DHCP server
>> sends - and that's it. I don't want to alter what the DHCP server sends,
>> I want to override it locally.
>> Anyone know how to do that?
> There are several fixes to Network Manager in progress to make it
> recognize your /etc/network/interfaces file. I think this is included
> in one of them.
> Take a look at for some of this

Actually, as near as I can tell, that's about making sure that NM _ignores_
your /etc/network/interfaces (as it has ever since it was first introduced)
not recognizing them.

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