[GLLUG] Re-configuring network settings in Debian Jessie

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Sun May 18 17:46:23 UTC 2014

On Sun 18 May, John Winters wrote:
> On 18/05/14 17:01, Chris Bell wrote:
> [about resolv.conf spontaneously changing its contents]
> Do you have the resolvconf package installed?


>   The behaviour seems to be 
> slightly different depending on whether that package is involved.  Even 
> without it, resolv.conf will be over-written by NetworkManager, or by a 
> link coming up by means of DHCP.  Are you using DHCP?

   No, it has always had its configuration set manually, although DHCP is
available for a restricted range of addresses, and it could be seeing
information from the old IPCop machine.

> Can you show us the contents of /etc/network/interfaces on the relevant 
> machine?

(Copied to my Acorn RiscPC which has been running 24/7 since it arrived !)

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
	dns-search local3

# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed

> Cheers,
> John

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk
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