How To Setup Change Edit DNS Nameservers Linux Command Shell

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the file to chanage or edit your nameservers in debian is this one:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

for example if i wanted to change my nameservers for my server to be these two:
206.12.23.13
206.12.24.13

i would send this command:
nano /etc/resolv.conf


now i would make change the contents to look something like this:

search
nameserver 206.12.23.13
nameserver 206.12.24.13


now save the file and restart your network

/etc/init.d/networking restart


if you need to change hostname, you can follow this link:

Next: Set Hostname
Kiran
to save file ":wq". generally i use this command :wq in vi editor not sure if it works in nano editor too. but you should give a try.

kiran
nikhil
hey buddy nice post.....but you can also refer this link to do it graphically techviolation /how-to-change-dns-server-settings/
taulant
is really necessary to restart the network?
just
To save a file in nano you use CTRL X. Make sure you use 'sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf' So you can save the file with out the permission denied error message.
FuzzyGhost
- at - Just - CTRL+X exits NANO, not saves. That would be CTRL+O.

I'm wanting to know how to perform this operation permanently. The moment you restart/shutdown, you will have to edit resolv.conf again.
n!kon
Assuming you're using a static IP address, edit /etc/network/interfaces to include the DNS server information.

For example, eth0 would read like this (using openDNS):

iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.10
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
dns-nameservers 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220

save the file, then either restart the interface (ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0) or the computer.


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