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Re: Resolv.conf being maintained whether I like it or not

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Resolv.conf being maintained whether I like it or not
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 16:24:32 +0200

I don't think cfengine does things randomly. The usual explanation for
supernatural behaviour is unknown errors in your setup.

On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 08:29 -0500, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> I am getting desperate on this one.  Cfengine is stepping on my 
> resolv.conf files on my Linux boxes (but not my Suns!) despite the 
> resolve: section being commented out *and* "resolve" being completely 
> removed from the actionsequence. 
> This happens sporadically and randomly; I cannot get it to occur when 
> running cfagent by hand, but it happens every night somewhere between 
> 10pm and 6am (often not at the same time).
> Even more strangely, no resolv.conf appears in my repository. It's as if 
> the file is vanishing and cfengine is creating a new one.  I've had 
> scripts monitor the file, however, and this is not the case; the 
> resolv.conf is happy and fine until cfengine stomps on it and replaces 
> it with a very bare-bones file (no search path except the host's domain, 
> one DNS).
> Any ideas?  My users are rioting here. 
> (I originally sent this to bug-, but am trying again with the help- list 
> instead.)
> Chip Seraphine wrote:
> > In 2.1.15 on Linux:
> >
> > I'm finding that the resolv.conf is rebuilt even if the "resolve:" 
> > action is *not* in the actionsequence.  The expected behavior (as per 
> > the Reference) would be that the resolve:  stuff would be inert if not 
> > triggered from actionsequence.
> >
> >
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