how to stop resolv.conf from being updated

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri May 30 11:46:33 PDT 2003

T Kellers <kellers at> writes:

> A sledgehammer approach to make it work:
> Comment out the following lines from /sbin/dhclient-script
> make_resolv_conf() {
>   if [ x"$new_domain_name_servers" != x ]; then
>     if [ "x$new_domain_name" != x ]; then
>       echo search $new_domain_name >/etc/resolv.conf
>     else
>       rm /etc/resolv.conf
>     fi
>     for nameserver in $new_domain_name_servers; do
>       echo nameserver $nameserver >>/etc/resolv.conf
>     done
>   fi
> }

Less of a sledgehammer for a similar effect:

 prepend domain-name-servers;
[or wherever your nameserver should be]
As an option in dhclient.conf(5)

You can use supersede instead, if you *really* don't want to go to the
ISP's servers, even if yours fails.

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