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How to change Name Server (DNS Client) Settings under Linux

February 29, 2008 21:05 by Aleksandar
In order to be able to use conical names you have to use name servers (also called DNS servers) which will convert some name into IP address. I will here show you where are configuration files under Linux

Edit /etc/resolv.conf which can like this:

Also you might hardcode some IP's in hosts file. It looks like this: localhost.localdomain localhost

To have your new settings valid you have to restart the computer or do this in command line which will restart all your network services and devices:

/etc/init.d/network restart

If you are connected with SSH be patient connection will be restored.