DNS Resolver Problem

linux quest linuxquest7570 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 16 06:23:54 UTC 2007

Dear Jay & The FreeBSD Communities,

Thanks for putting your time and patience to help me out. Anyway, I tried it out, both changing the rc.conf and the dhclient.conf (one at a time). After that (for both of the ways), I did manage to stop the resolv.conf from being overwritten after the PC reboot. However, when I ping or, the error msg says that there is no route to both of the IP. Even after I add the default route by using command line ... I am still unable to ping google.com.

Then, I undo everything by using VMWare... (including undo the DHCP configuration in rc.conf) so that I am able to ping google.com again. 

Since, I desperately needed to connect to the Internet at this point of time, I create a file called resolv.conf in /root ... I am thinking how can I create a script so that it can copy resolv.conf from /root to /etc/resolv.conf every 30 minutes at start up - This is because I don't wanna manually type in "cp /root/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf" every 30 minutes.

Hope somebody can share with me the simple coding. Thanks :)

Linux Quest

Jay Chandler <chandler at chapman.edu> wrote: Please don't top-post.

linux quest wrote:
> Dear Jay,
> Actually, I am running FreeBSD Unix on a VMWare machine (Host OS: 
> Win2003, Guest OS: FreeBSD).
> Any ideas how I can disable / ignore the routing from the VMnet8? 
> Below are the only VMWare NAT configuration that I have access to. No 
> DHCP enable / disable option.
> Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:
>    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
>    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
>    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
>    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
> When I install FreeBSD, I remember I did select some option to enable 
> DHCP. Perhaps, I should disable the DHCP service in FreeBSD(Guest OS) 
> - if so, any idea how do I do it?
> Thanks :)
> Regards,
> Linux Quest
Simple enough, then. 

Edit /etc/rc.conf, and remove the line relating to the dhcp client.  
Then add:
ifconfig_em0="inet 192.168.52.WHATEVERYOUWANT  netmask"

Jay Chandler
Network Administrator, Chapman University
714.628.7249 / chandler at chapman.edu
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