How to force a static /etc/resolv.conf?

Loic Capdeville lolox-freebsd at
Thu Jun 13 12:02:57 UTC 2013

On 13/06/2013 02:46, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> I'm running 9.1.  I run a local recursive resolver, so my
> /etc/resolv.conf needs to remain static.  I have DHCPv4, DHCPv6 and VPN
> clients running which all want to modify /etc/resolv.conf.  I have set
> in /etc/resolvconf.conf:
> search_domains=""
> name_servers="2001:db8::53"
> But that only prepends that information.  Search domains and nameservers
> from other sources still get included.  I can set /etc/resolv.conf as
> immutable, but's a hack and it generates errors from resolveconf.
> How do I tell resolvconf to always use a static configuration or, better
> yet, to not muck with /etc/resolv.conf at all?
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You can configure it in your dhclient.conf file.
Use the supersede keyword.
For example, in your case add:

	supersede domain-search ""
	supersede domain-name-servers 2001:db8::53

to your /etc/dhclient.conf


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