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Re: How to deal with DHCP and DNS(-tools)?

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 12:04:42PM -0500, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 09:52:24PM +0100, Olaf F?llinger wrote:
>>on my notebook with WinXP I'm using cygwin day by day.  I receive the
>>ip configuration by dhcp from windows.  While most of the cygwins tools
>>have no problem the dns tools(host, dig,...) seems to insist on a
>>working /etc/resolv.conf.  Does anyone have a automatic solution for
>>updating this file with the current settings?
>You could write a program using minires.  It should call res_init to
>initialize the _res structure and then print the fields to
>/etc/resolv.conf, as sketched below.
>Note that if /etc/resolv.conf exists, then minires will use it in
>preference to the Windows values.  Thus /etc/resolv must be renamed in
>your program.
>Also /etc/resolv.conf will affect applications using minires.  On
>Win2000 and XP they will call the nameservers specified in
>/etc/resolv.conf instead of using the native Windows resolver, except
>if the "options" line in /etc/resolv.conf contains the "osquery"

I wonder if it would make sense to have a /proc/sys/resolv.conf that
was autogenerated?  Then we could just set up a symbolic link to that


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