5.2 RC2 DHCP/resolv.conf install problem

Scott Lambert lambert at lambertfam.org
Thu Jan 8 13:54:11 PST 2004

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 01:42:38PM -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 15:46:17 -0500
> > From: Scott Lambert <lambert at lambertfam.org>
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> > 
> > I've had this happen a couple of times over the past mumble months.  But
> > I don't install 5.x often enough and thought I was just seeing a fluke
> > in the way my system installed.  Seeing it for third time is just too
> > many flukes.
> > 
> > Last night I installed 5.2 RC2 on my shiny new Compaq Presario 2195US.
> > When it rebooted the first time, DHCP gave me my IP address and default
> > route but resolv.conf did not exist.  To fix, I touched /etc/resolv.conf
> > and restarted dhclient.
> > 
> > My DHCP server is a Linksys WAP/Router/4-port switch, but I don't think
> > the DHCP server is material to the issue.
> I was seeing the same thing last November when I was traveling. It only
> happened in my hotel room on the broadband connection. 
> My suspicion is that the DHCP server is not providing a DNS server and
> that it is simply deleting the resolv.conf instead of leaving the
> existing one.
> You might want to try doing a capture of traffic to the bootps port on
> your system and see if that is what is happening.

I've only had this happen on the first boot; but I suppose I have a
populated resolv.conf after that, don't I?  I'll have to dig some more.

Hmm, was one of these instances at work?  I'll have to check both


Scott Lambert                    KC5MLE                       Unix SysAdmin
lambert at lambertfam.org      

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