Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection? - Partially SOLVED!

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jan 22 00:56:35 UTC 2009

Joep L. Blom wrote:

> Bas,
> As you have trouble to obtain the nameservers (DNS) simple command can
> be used in the resolv.conf file in /etc.
> My /etc/resolv.conf file (on my firewall) is :
> _________________________
> nameserver
> search
> nameserver
> nameserver
> The first is my local nameserver (not using bind but a special version
> of dnsmasque) and the important command is search name of the provider.
> Im my case even although chello is replaced by upc it still works.
> The other ones are nameservers with other providers but are actually
> redundant.
> If one of my systems sends a request it is received by my local
> nameserver and handed down to the external nameserver with my provlder.
> In your case it would be something like "search" (without the
> quotes).
> You actually can use my resolv.conf ( with the exeption of the local
> nameserver address) but the upc nameservers are not in the domain of
> your (internet) ip-address.

Except that since his says it was written by NetworkManager, we already know 
it will be overwritten - as soon as he changes connections - if he just 
copies another one.

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