Network configuration future

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Fri Sep 7 21:46:44 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 16:38:27 -0500,
   Dan Williams <dcbw at> wrote:
>'man NetworkManager' is a good place to start here, which leads you to
>NetworkManager.conf, which leads you to:

I knew about that, but I don't use dnsmasq, I use dnscache.

>which with 0.9.6 and any options you put into custom configuration
>in /etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d, should do exactly what you want.  The
>local caching nameserver functionality has actually been around for
>quite a few years.  Also, on per-connection basis, NM allows appending
>custom search domains to the list returned by the DHCP server, or as
>you've found you can hijack the dhclient config files to do what you
>want too.

The per connection stuff needs to be set up for each AP though, so is a 
pain to use for generic settings.

>As always, more documentation would be awesome; we've got a wiki but we
>can also add stuff to a FAQ in git too.

OK, I'll try to see if I can get the dhclient stuff noted somewhere 

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