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

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Thu Jan 22 09:07:47 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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.
Well, I can only say then get rid of NetworkManager. I don't run it as I 
don't like the "Windows-way" of hiding for the user (supposedly "dumb 
and ignorant") what really matters. As I don't run it I don't know it 
and the man-pages give no information. My advice would be don't use it 
and for wireless uses wicd.

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