[RndTbl] DNS search/resolv.conf help!

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Aug 16 14:36:12 CDT 2016

Is this server setting its interface addresses manually, or is it a DHCP 
client?  In the latter case, the DHCP server may be specifying the 
domain search list, and the client side is happily overwriting your 
/etc/resolv.conf on every lease renewal.


On 16/08/2016 2:14 PM, Kevin McGregor wrote:
> I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a particular server. In the /etc/resolv.conf
> there are two search lines:
> search domA.example.org <http://domA.example.org> domB.example.org
> <http://domB.example.org> # [NOTE I made these up, but the form is the same]
> search domA.example.org <http://domA.example.org>
> I want the search setting to be just:
> search domA.example.org <http://domA.example.org>
> I've deleted the top/offending line, but every time I restart dnsmasq or
> run resolvconf -u (for example), the offending line comes back. Where is
> it getting the domB.example.org <http://domB.example.org> from? I've
> looked in all the usual places (I think), and tried "grep -R domB *" in
> /etc, but nothing turns up! I'm at a loss.
> Any pointers on where I should look next?
> Thanks,
> Kevin

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