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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: resolv.conf full of old info
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 13:39:21
Message-Id: tioulp$uvl$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: resolv.conf full of old info by Michael
1 On 2022-10-19, Michael <confabulate@××××××××.com> wrote:
2 > On Wednesday, 19 October 2022 01:00:31 BST Grant Edwards wrote:
3 >> On 2022-10-18, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com> wrote:
4 >>
5 >> Why would dhcpcd have the persistent option enabled by default?
6 >
7 > I think because this causes less breakage in those cases where netmount,
8 > remote syslog-ng, SSH clients, or root mounted NFS is in play? This is what
9 > the man page says about it:
10 >
11 > "... dhcpcd normally de-configures the interface and configuration when it
12 > exits. Sometimes, this isn't desirable if, for example, you have root mounted
13 > over NFS or SSH clients connect to this host and they need to be notified of
14 > the host shutting down."
16 I guess that makes sense. What was confusing was that I read the man
17 page which said it was normally disabled, and since I had never
18 touched the config file, and wasn't passing the -p option I assumed it
19 was disabled -- then I finally looked through the default config file,
20 where it's "nomrally enabled".
22 --
23 Grant