Network configuration future

Dan Williams dcbw at
Fri Sep 7 22:04:31 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-09-07 at 16:46 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> 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:
> >
> >dns=dnsmasq
> I knew about that, but I don't use dnsmasq, I use dnscache.

In that case, how about we add a plugin for dnscache too?  Though we are
in the process of figuring out a more generic interface, so that for
example dnscache itself could distribute a plugin for NM instead of
having to build this stuff into NM.


> >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 
> appropriate.

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