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Old 11-18-2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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How to specify a default nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf


Hello all,
The Internet connection in my network is accessed through a Fedora Core 3. This machine acts as the router and as a development machine in the network. One of the ethernet interface is configured to assign the IP address through DHCP (of the ISP). The contents in the /etc/resolv.conf is automatically assigned by the dhcp server at the ISP part.
There is also a local nameserver in my network. Now I need to have the IP address of the local nameserver in the /etc/resolv.conf. Is there any way to put some default values through dhclient? Please advice me how to do it?
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:12 AM   #2
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You can create a small "dhclient-enter-hooks" script to work with the dhclient-script. Read "man dhclient-script" for more info. Let us know if you can't work out how to do it -- I'll explain more in detail then.

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Old 11-18-2005, 03:24 AM   #3
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I have gone through the man pages of dhclient. But unfortunately couldn't get the idea. Can u please explain or give me some other resources on this?
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:43 AM   #4
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You have to create (as root) the file "/etc/dhclient-enter-hooks" with this in it:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
make_resolv_conf() {
    echo "nameserver 192.168.1.1" > /etc/resolv.conf
}
With 192.168.1.1 the actual address of your DNS server.
Next you must make this script executable: use the command "chmod 755 /etc/dhclient-enter-hooks"
Then restart dhclient and see if it worked!

What this thingy does is, it overrides the default make_resolv_conf() function (in /etc/dhclient-script)
with the new behaviour, i.e. just filling in /etc/resolv.conf with whatever we want, regardless of what the DHCP server says.

Let me know if it works for you!
 
Old 11-18-2005, 06:18 AM   #5
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I was just going through dhclient.conf file for my dhcp config problem. Came across append and prepend statements. See if that is useful.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 01:25 AM   #6
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nukkel:
I have worked out your suggestion. It worked but it replaced the nameservers that where inserted by the /etc/dhclient-enter-hooks. So now my /etc/resolv.conf has only the entry of my local nameserver. This is not what I expected. I have to append the local nameserver to the list of the namservers founfd by the dhclient.

However I also tried pymehta's suggestion. it worked for me. I have entered the following piece of code in the /etc/dhclient.conf.
Code:
append domain-name-servers     192.168.202.1;
This thing did all the stuff need for me. My heartiest thanks to both of you for your time spend on my issue and for the valuable suggestions.

regards
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Old 11-19-2005, 12:41 PM   #7
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Glad to hear you solved it, I misread your first post, thought you _only_ wanted your local nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf... My bad :X
 
  


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