[Dnsmasq-discuss] Multiple Resolv Files?

Petri Savilahti petri.savilahti at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 12:57:38 GMT 2008

Hallo Helmut,

Danke schoen fuer deine Hilfe!

What if the primary link (/etc/resolv.conf) goes down? Dnsmasq will
not get any replies using nameservers from this file. Does dnsmasq
automatically read then the /etc/ppp/resolv.conf?

- Petri

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Helmut Hullen <Hullen at t-online.de> wrote:
> Hallo, Simon,
> Du (simon) meintest am 07.11.08:
>>> Is it possible to read nameservers from multiple resolv files? For
>>> example from the normal /etc/resolv.conf and the
>>> /etc/ppp/resolv.conf.
>> Yes, you can specify as many as you like and dnsmasq will use the one
>> which was altered last.
> Ok - I changed "/etc/resolv.conf" last ...
> But there is (or may be) another problem:
> The ppp daemon may change "/etc/ppp/resolv.conf" (you can tell him what
> and where to change). And in this file you cannot tell "domain xyz" and
> the LAN nameserver, the ppp daemon writes it completely new.
> Viele Gruesse!
> Helmut
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