Suggestion: default /etc/resolv.conf

arne anka openmoko at
Thu Jul 24 17:06:33 CEST 2008

> Stuff like dhclient/udhcpcd and/or NetworkManager manages the
> resolv.conf for you. AFIAK the problem is that the current firmwares do
> not properly support this via GUI.

what he's talking about is, probably, that most people try the first steps  
by _usb_ connection!
and usually (even if you run a dhcp server on your computer) usb  
networking is no scenario for dynamic address allocation.
thus, new users see themselves rather fast confronted with the need to  
edit the resolv.conf thru an ssh connection with vi -- because desktops  
ususally do not do name resolution but rely on a router or so.
therefore the current default is not much help either.

insofar it's probably a better idea to put some open dn servers into the  
default resolv.conf -- it gets overwritten by networkmanager/whatever soon  

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