source: BOOK/network/common/resolv.xml @ 5f88199

Last change on this file since 5f88199 was 05d3e34, checked in by William Harrington <kb0iic@…>, 9 years ago

Update some text in the resolv.conf page.

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[5412eda]1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3  "" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
8<sect1 id="ch-network-resolv">
9  <?dbhtml filename="resolv.html"?>
[0d1a5ef6]11  <title>Creating the /etc/resolv.conf File</title>
13  <sect2 id="resolv.conf">
14    <title>Creating the /etc/resolv.conf File</title>
16    <indexterm zone="resolv.conf">
17      <primary sortas="e-/etc/resolv.conf">/etc/resolv.conf</primary>
18    </indexterm>
20    <para>If the system is going to be connected to the Internet, it will
21    need some means of Domain Name Service (DNS) name resolution to
22    resolve Internet domain names to IP addresses, and vice versa. This is
23    best achieved by placing the IP address of the DNS server, available
24    from the ISP or network administrator, into
[1b896d0]25    <filename>/etc/resolv.conf</filename>. If at least one of your network
[82c4aa0]26    interfaces is going to be configured by DHCP then you may not need to
27    create this file. By default DHCPCD will overwrite this file when it gets
28    a new lease from the DHCP server. If you wish to manually configure your
29    network interfaces or manually set your DNS using DHCP then create the
30    file by running the following:</para>
32<screen><userinput>cat &gt; /etc/resolv.conf &lt;&lt; "EOF"
33<literal># Begin /etc/resolv.conf
35domain <replaceable>[Your Domain Name]</replaceable>
36nameserver <replaceable>[IP address of your primary nameserver]</replaceable>
37nameserver <replaceable>[IP address of your secondary nameserver]</replaceable>
39# End /etc/resolv.conf</literal>
[05d3e34]42    <para>The <replaceable>domain</replaceable> statement can be omitted or
43    replaced with a <replaceable>search</replaceable> statement. See the man
44    page for resolv.conf for more details.</para>
[5412eda]46    <para>Replace <replaceable>[IP address of the nameserver]</replaceable>
47    with the IP address of the DNS most appropriate for the setup. There will
48    often be more than one entry (requirements demand secondary servers for
49    fallback capability). If you only need or want one DNS server, remove the
50    second <emphasis>nameserver</emphasis> line from the file. The IP address
51    may also be a router on the local network.</para>
53  </sect2>
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