F21 System Wide Change: Default Local DNS Resolver

Andrew Lutomirski luto at mit.edu
Wed Apr 30 20:06:51 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-04-30 at 15:36 -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Apr 2014, Simo Sorce wrote:
>> > Why would you care for the domain name as provided by dhcp ?
>> internal DNS views, eg server.internal.corp.com where the search domain
>> gets set to "internal.corp.com" and "server.corp.com" does not exist.
>> > By default you wouldn't want that as you roam with a fedora laptop on
>> > completely untrusted dhcp networks that can push whatever crap as a
>> > search path.
>> Yes, which is why we tentatively came to the conclusion the best
>> compromise for this is "if the user authorizes to connect to this
>> network, allow it". Eg using physical cable or WPA secrets.
> Note that with NetworkManager, no WiFi connection is ever made (even
> open) without the user explicitly requesting it.  If you have the
> NetworkManager-config-server RPM installed, then no ethernet connection
> is ever made without the user explicitly configuring it.  So I'm not
> sure the description quite fits...

Except for that network called "linksys" that everyone has requested
at some point.


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