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Old 11-01-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
frank james
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Angry network settings get changed unintentionally


I use my pc with Debian at 3 locations, they all have different isps. So each one has its configuration for dns and these are all different and are set up in the ethernet configuration. Often the configuration gets changed without warning and suddenly the browser halts. What can I do about it please? I would really appreciate helpful suggestions
 
Old 11-01-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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Sorry i'm having some difficulty understanding the question, what is changing?

The DNS server entries are stored in /etc/resolv.conf

Do you mean the DNS servers IP changes or you/Debian changes physical NIC info? (As viewed/changed with ifconfig command)
 
Old 11-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by frank james
I use my pc with Debian at 3 locations, they all have different isps. So each one has its configuration for dns and these are all different and are set up in the ethernet configuration. Often the configuration gets changed without warning and suddenly the browser halts. What can I do about it please? I would really appreciate helpful suggestions
You may want to look at the switchconf or laptop-net packages.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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I use my pc with Debian at 3 locations, they all have different isps. So each one has its configuration for dns and these are all different and are set up in the ethernet configuration. Often the configuration gets changed without warning and suddenly the browser halts. What can I do about it please? I would really appreciate helpful suggestions
I think I know what your saying. The problem is that your resolve.conf file is getting "reset" therefore your nameserver setting is getting reset.

To keep this from happening set the immutable bit like so:

Code:
chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 11-03-2006, 04:48 AM   #5
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Wink dns reset

Thanks to Dave, Happy Tux and Bullium, I probably didn't explain it very well but Bullium has hit the right spot. I'll do what he says and will keep in touch. Very many thanks to you all.
Frank
 
Old 11-04-2006, 05:37 AM   #6
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Wink network changes

Thanks very much , all is ok now!
 
  


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