every reboot screws up my network

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Fri Mar 30 06:54:00 UTC 2012

And what firm reasons do you have to say, "It might be due to this 
brilliant thing called networkmanager...."?

If you express an opinion then you should also provide reasons for this 


On 30/03/12 17:22, Patrick Asselman wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:58:00 +0000 (UTC), Bruce Bowler wrote:
>> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:15:17 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
> It might be due to this brilliant thing called networkmanager which 
> was probably invented for laptops using dhcp, but it will readily 
> overwrite your resolve.conf with an empty one on a static ip machine. 
> (If someone can explain the logic behind that please let me know!) It 
> bit me really hard on a remote server that i manage... it lost all 
> access to the outside world. Google for "resolv.conf networkmanager". 
> I think the 'solution' is to make resolv.conf non-writeable for root.
> If I ever meet the guy who implemented this networkmanager I'm 
> inclined to do something evil to him!
> Best regards,
> Patrick Asselman
>>> On 3/29/2012 8:42 AM, Knute Johnson wrote:
>>>> On 3/29/2012 8:13 AM, Bruce Bowler wrote:
>>>>> Running 11.04 and every time I reboot, resolv.conf gets screwed up.
>>>>> I've tried a couple of different things, but none of them works...
>>>>> 1) changed the IPv4 settings from network tools to do "automatic
>>>>> (dhcp) addressed only" and set the DNS servers and Search domains
>>>>> appropriately.
>>>>> 2) modified /etc/resolv.conf/resolv.conf.d/head to specify the
>>>>> appropriate search and nameserver directives
>>>>> After a reboot /etc/resolv.conf is no longer a symlink and does not
>>>>> contain any nameserver entries (it does have the proper search
>>>>> directive).
>>>>> I can manually re-establish the symlink and things work properly, but
>>>>> that's obviously not a viable long term solution...
>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>> Bruce
>>>> Is this on a server Bruce? I had the same problem with my server
>>>> install and the fix was to put a newer resolv.conf (from 12.04) 
>>>> package
>>>> in. Unfortunately I didn't save the instructions but if you can search
>>>> this list you should be able to find the thread. I don't have that 
>>>> many
>>>> posts so you could search for my name. I think it was about 3 or 4
>>>> months ago.
>>> It's version 1.63ubuntu3 of resolvconf.
>> Thanks Knute, I'll give that a try.  FWIW, it's a desktop, not a server,
>> running as a VM (vmware).
>> Bruce

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