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Bug 567 - glibc doesn't contain /etc/resolv.conf so it gets created with duff permissions
Summary: glibc doesn't contain /etc/resolv.conf so it gets created with duff permissions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1998-12-22 23:52 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-12-30 22:21:51 UTC

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Description Chris Evans 1998-12-22 23:52:43 UTC

Freshly installed system.

/etc/resolv.conf isn't owned by any package. Instead it gets
created at some random time. Unfortunately it gets created
with mode -rw------- (only root can read).

This means that once DNS servers to use are defined, only
root can use them still!

One fix is to include a virtually blank /etc/resolv.conf
along with glibc, but making sure it has the correct
permissions (-rw-r--r--)

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1998-12-30 22:21:59 UTC
After doing a fresh install on several test machine, each time the
resolv.conf file is created properly with the right permissions.


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