[Server-devel] Can't get XS to do nameserver/resolv.conf properly, unable to access URLs

Tony Pearson tpearson at us.ibm.com
Mon Jun 30 04:51:18 EDT 2008

I got the name serving (DNS client) working.  Basically I had to grep my 
entire /etc for instances of "random.xs.laptop.org" and change that to the 
correct value for our ISP provider.  It seems that "service network 
restart" doesn't re-read the updated /etc/resolv.conf, and so rebooting is 
required.  One key change is creating /etc/sysconfig/olpc_net_config file. 
 This file indicates that the system has already been booted before and 
not to over-write any IP configurations that are generated on the first 
boot with DHCP values for eth0.  We have static IP, and specified 
BOOTPROTO=STATIC, but the XS image keeps over-writing what I had done 
previously, only to find out it did this because "olpc_net_config" never 
gets created.  By manually creating, it stopcs these other actviities.


Tony Pearson
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