Bug#339418: [Resolvconf-devel] Bug#339418: sole nameserver - dangerous!

Thomas Hood jdthood at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 16:33:05 CET 2007

Peter Rabbitson wrote:
> I have a DSL connection at this site so I opted for resolvconf some time 
> ago, figuring it might not hurt to have it if nameservers ever change. I 
> also never checked that if I have a local BIND running the nameservers 
> from ppp0 will not be considered. Two days ago my bind crashed, I am 
> still looking into the cause. Since there is nothing that would run 
> /etc/init.d/bind9 stop, which in turn would do /sbin/resolvconf -d 
> lo.named the machine was effectively deprived of any resolvers.

That is certainly a limitation of resolvconf: if things aren't neatly
stopped then resolvconf's information becomes and remains outdated.


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