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resolver Cookbook

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Configures /etc/resolv.conf, unless the nameservers attribute is empty. Search will be excluded if empty.

Requirements

Platforms

  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Amazon/Oracle
  • Fedora
  • FreeBSD/OpenBSD
  • Mac OS X
  • Solaris

Chef

  • Chef 11+

Cookbooks

  • none

Attributes

See attributes/default.rb for default values.

  • node['resolver']['search'] - Search list for host-name lookup.
  • node['resolver']['nameservers'] - Required, an array of nameserver IP address strings; the default is an empty array, and the default recipe will not change resolv.conf if this is not set. See Usage.
  • node['resolver']['options'] - a hash of resolv.conf options. See Usage for examples.
  • node['resolver']['domain'] - Local domain name. if nil, the domain is determined from the local hostname returned by gethostname(2).
  • node['resolver']['chef_search'] - the search query used for finding nameservers in the from_server_role recipe. The default value is in the recipe.

Recipes

Use one of the recipes to set up /etc/resolv.conf for your system(s).

default

Configure /etc/resolv.conf based on attributes.

from_server_role

Configure /etc/resolv.conf's nameservers based on a search for a specific role (by Chef environment).

Usage

Using the default recipe, set the resolver attributes in a role, for example from my base.rb:

"resolver" => {
  "nameservers" => ["10.13.37.120", "10.13.37.40"],
  "search" => "int.example.org",
  "options" => {
    "timeout" => 2, "rotate" => nil
  }
}

The resulting /etc/resolv.conf will look like:

search int.example.org
nameserver 10.13.37.120
nameserver 10.13.37.40
options timeout:2 rotate

Using the from_server_role recipe, assign the node['resolver']['server_role'] attribute's role to a system that is the DNS resolver in the same Chef environment.

License & Authors

Copyright 2009-2015, Chef Software, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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