resolver doesn't see resolv.conf changes
spoerlein at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 9 16:44:50 UTC 2006
Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-stable-local at be-well.ilk.org> writes:
> > Ulrich Spoerlein <spoerlein at googlemail.com> writes:
> > > Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> > > > The solution is to run a local caching nameserver instance. You should do this anyway, for
> > > > performance reasons. Add 'named_enable="YES"' to /etc/rc.conf, and modify your
> > > > /etc/dhclient.conf as follows:
> > >
> > > Good idea, but this defeates the hierarchical purpose of DNS. Now my
> > > caching DNS is always querying the root DNS servers.
> > I worked around that by having dhclient-script rewrite the named.conf
> > (to add a "forwarders" clause), and restart the named. I don't have a
> > laptop any more, and this doesn't seem to be one of the scripts I keep
> > around in my web pages, but I could go back to old backups for it...
> Oh, look I found it. This was with the old (ISC) dhclient, but I
> think it should work with the current one also.
> It's a bit of a hack, but it lets you use the DHCP-supplied nameserver
> without any glitches when the address for that server changes under
Great, I though about something equally myself, as a cacheing nameserver
would surely be handy. I'll give it a shot, but perhaps I can live with
the simple append/prepend stuff for split DNS. I'll see how it goes.
Thanks to all for the various suggestions.
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