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resolver (22) Versions 1.1.0

Configures /etc/resolv.conf via attributes

cookbook 'resolver', '= 1.1.0'
cookbook 'resolver', '= 1.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install resolver
knife supermarket download resolver
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Configures /etc/resolv.conf, unless the nameservers attribute is empty.


See attributes/default.rb for default values.

  • node['resolver']['search'] - the search domain to use
  • 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.


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


Configure /etc/resolv.conf based on attributes.


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


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

"resolver" => {
  "nameservers" => ["", ""],
  "search" => "",
  "options" => {
    "timeout" => 2, "rotate" => nil

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

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 and Author

Author:: Joshua Timberman (

Copyright 2009-2012, Opscode, Inc.

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