DHCP clients and VPN connections

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Apr 4 09:22:31 UTC 2008

Andrew Pollock wrote:
> Hi,
> An interesting bug[1] was just brought to my attention:
> if user on a computer using dhclient brings up a VPN connection, and
> dhclient subsequently renews the lease, there's a bit of a fight over
> /etc/resolv.conf. The VPN client updates it when the VPN connection is
> brought up, but then dhclient goes and clobbers it with the original local
> nameserver information.
> There's a few suggestions for workarounds in the bug report followups, but I
> don't think any of them are particularly ideal.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this scenario?

Use NetworkManager?

> regards
> Andrew
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dhcp3/+bug/90681

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