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Old 12-28-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
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newb SuSEfirewall /etc/resolv.conf question


Okay, I THINK this is no big deal, but I want to make sure... I'm not running a server or network, I'm on dial up, and I think my firewall is configured correctly, but this little message in /var/log/boot.msg made me all paranoid. SHOULD there be a nameserver in /etc/resolv. conf?

Check it out:



Starting Firewall Initialization (phase 2 of 3)
Warning: No interface active (yet?)Warning: No nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf!
done
<notice>exit status of (splash_early smbfs portmap SuSEfirewall2_setup) is (0 6 0 0)
<notice>start services (SuSEfirewall2_final)
Starting Firewall Initialization (phase 3 of 3)
Warning: No interface active (yet?)Warning: No nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf!
done
<notice>exit status of (SuSEfirewall2_final) is (0)

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Old 12-29-2003, 08:12 AM   #2
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The nameserver listing probably appears in resolv.conf when you have dialed up and established a connection. It's been such a long time since I used dialup so I honestly don't know, but the bottom line is resolv.conf contains IP addresses for name servers. This is most likely updated automatically if you use DHCP (which you probably do if you're on dialup).

So basically the firewall cannot start because you don't have an active network connection.


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Old 12-29-2003, 08:29 AM   #3
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I figured it was something like that... You're right, I just checked /etc/resolv.conf again and there was all sorts of stuff concerning my connection, when last night it just said domain localhost.

Cool... Thank you.

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