resolv.conf maintenance

Steve smorrey at
Fri Nov 30 22:35:30 MST 2007

It's not magic.
Try looking at cron and seeing if you have an updater running,
sometimes updates can do exactly this type of thing.
Another thing to check would be your dhcp, if you have both dhcp and
static IP setup on the same machine, sometimes the dhcp lease will
expire, it will go to get a new IP and poof resolv.conf will


On Nov 30, 2007 10:25 PM, Dr. Scott S. Jones <scott at> wrote:
> Charles Curley [30/11/07 21:16 -0700]:
> > I have a domain,, with its name, etc. served by
> I have a similar question, revolving around resolv.conf.
> Occasionally (perhaps 1 to 3 times per month) I'll log on either at home or
> work, with etch running at both locations. I'll attempt to connect to web,
> or check email and my connection will be down. I'll go and check
> /etc/resolv.conf and it's somehow, without my conscious intervention,
> reverted to
> nameserver
> I have made a copy of my backup with two nameservers provided by Comcast. I
> 'cp resolv.conf.bak resolv.conf' and immediately my connection is restored.
> I read at the top of the file that resolv.conf can and likely will change to
> something else. How do I exert control over this process, instead of finding
> my machine has cut itself off from the net?
> Scott
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