Carl Johnson carlj at
Sun Apr 11 15:49:51 UTC 2021

Arthur Chance <freebsd at> writes:

> On 11/04/2021 11:02, @lbutlr wrote:
>> The man page for resolvecong says there should be a configuration
>> file at
>> /etc/resolvconf.conf
>> But this file foes not exist, and it does not exist in /usr/local/
>> either.
>> Right now, resolvconf is adding a DNS server that I do not want to
>> /etc/resolve.conf and I want to figure out how to prevent this. I
>> wouldn't mind figuring out what is adding it too, as the IP address
>> does not appear in any file under /etc/ or /usr/local/etc/
>> If I create  /etc/resolvconf.conf:
>> resolvconf NO name_servers x.x.x.x y.y.y.y z.z.z.z
>> Would that stop whatever it is that is adding the unwanted server
>> from adding it and only use the servers I specify?
> My /etc/resolvconf.conf just has
> resolvconf="NO"
> to stop it overwriting /etc/resolv.conf, and then I hand craft
> resolv.conf (this is on a desktop machine where the network doesn't change).

Mine just has the single line:
and that creates the resolv.conf with those two name servers.

>> When was resolveconf tasked with overwriting the resolver.conf file?
>> Was this part of moving to FreeBSD 12?
> Earlier than that. I can't remember whether it was 11 or 10.

I was using 10.2 when I started using resolvconf.conf.

Carl Johnson		carlj at

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