Ubuntu resov.conf

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Robert Daniels, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. I have edited /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base and added entries like:


    upon restart I can see it is in the resolv.conf file, however if I try to check if it works by opening up a terminal and entering

    ping mylocalserver

    I get "unknown host" messages.

    This is a closed network with local servers and no DNS, so I have to hand map the server to ip address.

    Is this the correct format for the entries? I have a TAB as whitespace separator.
    Robert Daniels, Mar 13, 2015
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  2. Robert Daniels

    JT Guest

    You might want to look at '/etc/hosts' instead

    Hints can be found in output of 'man hosts'
    JT, Mar 13, 2015
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  3. Robert Daniels

    Tauno Voipio Guest

    Many client programs add .localdomain to the hostname if it
    is a simple name.

    Add the line mylocalserver mylocalserver.localdomain

    to /etc/hosts and try again.
    Tauno Voipio, Mar 13, 2015
  4. yeah, that works. so much for our IT guy steering me in the wrong direction.
    Robert Daniels, Mar 13, 2015
  5. Robert Daniels

    JT Guest

    Never trust IT guys ........ Oh shoot, I'm 1 myself , forget I said
    that: never trust THAT IT guy again ;-)
    JT, Mar 16, 2015
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