Derek Broughton news at
Mon Oct 6 14:02:16 UTC 2008

Karl Auer wrote:

> On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 15:04 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > It should not have been necessary to restart NM, because as you
>> > yourself said, it just uses whatever comes back from DHCP. Restarting
>> > networking should have done the trick.
>> You're not paying attention.
> Don't be insulting. 

You're right,  I was frustrated by your inability to see what's clear to me. 

>> > The interface concerned was not in /etc/network/interfaces.
>> So, you need to do "/etc/dbus-1/event.d/25NetworkManager restart".
> To restart NetworkManager, yes. To cause new nameserver info to be
> retrieved from the DHCP server? I'm still not sure that's needed (though
> it would certainly work).

Well, yes, there are subtler ways - dhclient can do a renew - but the NM
restart is the equivalent to what you were trying to do with "networking

> I think just getting NetworkManager to reconnect would have have done
> the trick. That is, left-click


> on the NetworkManager applet, then select 
> the same network as it already has. That makes it disconnect and
> reconnect, and it then picks up any changes made on the DHCP server.

Right, again.

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