Juniper Network Connect has been an issue on 64bit Linux for quite sometime. I have found 2 solutions to the Java issue (Could anyone provide a step by step for getting juniper netconnect and citrix? and Running 32-bit Firefox with sun-jre in 64-bit Ubuntu) but now I am struggling with a new issue.
Network Connect makes changes directly to the
/etc/resolv.conf file. This causes issues with the newer way that Ubuntu does DNS resolutions which is to point DNS to the local resolver/cacher:
dnsmasq. Once NC disconnects and you change networks, e.g. go from office to home, then DNS stops working correctly.
What happens is that NC deletes the
/etc/resolv.conf file which is actually symlinked to
/run/resolvconf/resolv.conf. What's worse is that NC actually deletes the original file not the link. So when you try to restore the file with:
sudo ln -s /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
It fails as
/run/resolvconf/resolv.conf is now gone. Re-installing
resolvconf does not fix it and neither does running
So the best way I have found so far is to first backup
/run/resolvconf/resolv.conf to another location. After you disconnect NC I then run a script that removes
/etc/resolv.conf, replaces the deleted
/run/resolvconf/resolv.conf and then links it back to
Does anyone know a way to avoid this or do I pretty much have he best "fix" in place already? Any way to prevent NC from breaking it in the first place?