default local DNS caching name server

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Sun Apr 13 17:18:43 UTC 2014

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 04:12:41PM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> So you've gone out of your way to run a daemon but prevent it from
> working as configured, instead of just reconfiguring it to do what you
> need.

I have to go out of my way to *stop* NetworkManager from running and
to configure a fixed IP address.

> I have Network Manager and it is extremely simple to configure it to
> keep fixed DNS Servers as well as have static addresses for ethernet
> interfaces.

Unfortunately NetworkManager can't handle brief network outages
without dropping the connection (RHBZ#1022954 comment 3).  This isn't
desirable for servers that have ethernet and fixed IP addresses.


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