Is a re-boot req'd after changing 'resolv.conf' ?

David Kelly dkelly at
Thu Jan 25 20:55:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 12:15:47PM -0800, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Jan 25, 2007, at 11:53 AM, V.I.Victor wrote:
> >
> >So -- re-boot or not? (Note: this is a static-ip box running v5.4.)
> There is no reason to reboot after changing /etc/resolv.conf.  Almost  
> everything will be using the standard resolver routines from libc and  
> will pick up the new nameservers just fine.

Dhcpclient rewrites /etc/resolv.conf every time it renews the DHCP

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
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