dhclient and host resolution

Olaf Hoyer ohoyer at ohoyer.de
Sun Apr 18 04:40:32 PDT 2004

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004, Killermink ! wrote:

> #echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf
> (this is the correct IP for the Mac)
> then
> #ping www.google.com
> And it worked immediately!  Thanks very much, I feel pretty stupid with such
> an easy answer, but shouldn't this info be provided by dhclient?  If I move
> to another network, say with a gateway of 10.x.x.x or other, will I have to
> change resolv.conf again?  Is there anyway to get this automatically or is
> it a feature of FreeBSD/dhclient?


Well, you have to tell the DHCP server to also provide to the client
gateway and DNS information explicitly.

My notebook gets its /etc/resolv.conf entries also from DHCP @work,
respectively when I work @home from my DSL provider.
So dhclient is able to do that, resp. the ppp when it comes to the DSL


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