resolv.conf

Shawn Pearce <>
Mon Jan 15 02:10:59 CET 2001


Daniel Neri <> scrawled:
> Shawn Pearce <> writes:
> 
> > Apparently, my manual page does not exist for resolve.conf(5).
> 
> A common Linux (distribution) problem, I guess. See
>  
>   http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/docs/bog-4.9.4/bog-sh-5.html#sh-5.2
> 
> (possibly a bit out of date.)
> 
> > Now since my file was broken, I fixed it, but I thought that since I
> > wasted 8 hours looking for this problem I might at least let others
> > know about it and maybe save them the time of discovering that their
> > resolv.conf is also ``broken''.
> 
> Of course. And the Erlang resolv.conf parser should've barfed with a
> sensible error message.

You mean rather than assuming there are no nameservers known in the
world, and therefore always return false for any DNS lookup except
"localhost" (thanks to /etc/hosts)??

--
Shawn.

  ``If this had been a real
    life, you would have
    received instructions
    on where to go and what
    to do.''



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