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Bug 2806 - DNS broken: No default nameserver in resolv.conf
Summary: DNS broken: No default nameserver in resolv.conf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: caching-nameserver
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-14 00:34 UTC by warwick
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-15 20:23:12 UTC

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Description warwick 1999-05-14 00:34:24 UTC
Changing from 5.1 to 6.0, with no `nameserver' line in
/etc/resolv.conf for either install, 5.1's DNS defaults to
localhost, but 6.0's just fails. (Lynx, Netscape, ping...)

Add `nameserver' to resolv.conf.

resolv.conf isn't owned by any package, but this seems to be
something you'd want if you run a caching nameserver

Comment 1 warwick 1999-05-14 00:36:59 UTC
Sorry, I said `changing from 5.1 to 6.0'. I meant `observed difference
from 5.1 in a fresh install of 6.0'

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 20:23:59 UTC
The installer (and ultimately the user) is responsible for
configuring the DNS client. Assuming that there is a nameserver
running on localhost is not the Right Thing To Do.

------- Email Received From  Tim Baverstock <> 05/15/99 18:43 -------

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