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faq 6.4.1 correction?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: faq 6.4.1 correction?
- From: "E S" <es0123_(_at_)_hotmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 00:27:55 -0800
having recently been forced by the recent @home mess to consult the openbsd
faq regarding using the dhcp client, i came across an inconsistency between
the faq and what actually worked for me.
in section 6.4.1, the faq states:
No matter how you start the dhclient, you can edit
the /etc/dhclient.conf file to not update your DNS according to the dhcp
server's idea of DNS by first uncommenting the 'require' lines in it (they
are examples of the default settings, but you need to uncomment them to
override dhclient's defaults.)
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
domain-name, domain-name-servers, host-name, lpr-servers, ntp-servers;
and then remove domain-name-servers. Of course, you may want to remove
hostname, or other settings too.
in the first place, it wasn't clear to me if the above example should read
"require" and not "request" since that's what the preceding paragraph
but in any case, having either or both of the request/require lines with
"domain-name-servers" removed still doesn't stop /etc/resolv.conf from
getting overwritten. i had to add a "supersede x.x.x.x;" line to keep my
local dns entry from getting overwritten. so the suggestion in the
documentation just seems irrelevant--or i guess it's possible attbi's dhcp
servers just don't care what the client asks for?
just thought i'd mention it in case others also find it to be a source of
confusion. fyi, i'm running 2.9.
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