Applies to: Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X 10.7 and later
Mac OS X 10.7 and higher no longer use /etc/resolv.conf for name resolution, however the file is left on the system for backwards compatibility.
Since it is no longer used, some VPN programs no longer update the DNS server information in /etc/resolv.conf when signing on.
Is there a way to configure Centrify to use the DNS info in OS X, rather than /etc/resolv.conf?
/etc/resolv.conf is normally used as default, but the Centrify Mac agent can also be configured to use custom DNS servers instead:
Add the following line in /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf:
dns.servers: 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124
(Where 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 are the IP addresses of the DNS servers to use)
After saving centrifydc.conf, restart the agent for the changes to take effect:
sudo /usr/share/centrifydc/bin/centrifydc restart
For the standard method of setting up VPN for Centrify connectivity, see: