F21 System Wide Change: Default Local DNS Resolver

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Tue Apr 29 15:59:35 UTC 2014


On Tue, 29 Apr 2014, P J P wrote:

>> Similarly, what do we tell users who used to edit /etc/resolv.conf to do in the new system?
>
>   We tell users to never edit the '/etc/resolv.conf' file and ensure that the local resolver is listening at 127.0.0.1:53.

We should leave a comment in resolv.conf that warns the user.

>> Generally, the page doesn't actually say which resolver will be used.  Has that been decided?  Or is that intentionally undefined?
>
>   The choice of the default resolver is not yet done. From the discussion so far unbound(https://unbound.net/) appears to be the strong contender.

We've been working with the unbound people to get the features in that
we needed. It is the only one that is feature-rich enough for us to
currently use (for instance with dynamic reconfiguration when using
VPNs).

Note that FreeBSD also picked unbound recently for the exact same task.

Paul


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