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How to get the DNS server address which are specific to each ppp session. For example, I have two ppp sessions each one connected different service provider, how do I find out the DNS server IP address which are assigned by each service provider? In general, the /etc/ppp/resolv.conf file will be overwritten with the new DNS IP address whenever a new ppp session is established. Is there any way how we can maintain separate files for DNS servers for each service provider?

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WHy would you? Each DNS is similar so why not choose any of them. It doesn't matter which one you use. –  mailq Oct 10 '11 at 19:48
    
I have the requirement to maintains the DNS server ip addresses for each service provider. –  Ravi Oct 13 '11 at 9:55

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man pppd:

   usepeerdns
         Ask the peer for up to 2 DNS server addresses.  The addresses supplied 
         by the peer (if any) are passed to the /etc/ppp/ip-up script in the  
         environment  variables  DNS1  and DNS2, and the environment variable 
         USEPEERDNS will be set to 1.  In addition, pppd will create an /etc/ppp/
         resolv.conf file containing one or two nameserver lines with the
         address(es) supplied by the peer.

So just evaluate DNS1 and DNS2 in your ip-up script (which is run once after the PPP connection is established) and if you need this information later on, store it somewhere.

But as mailq has written, there is really only little use for this kind of feature.

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