[RndTbl] DNS search/resolv.conf help!

Kevin McGregor kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 14:41:39 CDT 2016

Nope, static:
iface eth0 inet static

It's a server, and we don't use DHCP for servers (alas). We're using
dnsmasq locally on all servers solely for DNS resolution caching.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Gilbert E. Detillieux <
gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca> wrote:

> 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.
> Gilbert
> 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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