5.2 RC2 DHCP/resolv.conf install problem

Luca Gerli theglide at tiscali.it
Thu Jan 8 15:07:09 PST 2004

Scott's problem happened to me too (DHCP is a Zyxel Prestige). I just
touched the /etc/resolv.conf and it all worked.

Scott Lambert wrote:
> 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
> places.
> Thanks.

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