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Old 01-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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using a third party DNS server (openDNS, GoogleDNS, etc) with mobile tethering


I run Slackware64 -current and my internet connection is provided by my Verizon cell phone (wirelessly tethered with a Droid Bionic using the SQL database hack for free wifi). Essentially, my phone acts like a wireless router.

I want to use OpenDNS for my DNS provider on my laptop. I have an app called SetDNS on the phone that allows me to use OpenDNS on the phone, but it doesn't carry over to the tethered internet connection. The mobile hotspot function doesn't seem to have any space to enter a custom DNS server, and I can't figure out a way to do it from my Slackware box (assuming its even possible to set this from a host instead of the router). Has anyone ever pulled this off before? Or have any suggestions on how to do this? All I'm wanting is for my laptop to use OpenDNS for its DNS server.

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Old 01-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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My guess is to use the correct IP address of opendns. Ifconfig should change that per use.
 
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ifconfig doesn't seem to have any options that affect dns servers.

Also just to add, I tried editing /etc/resolv.conf to include the nameserver but it just changes it back to the default when I reconnect.
 
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Ifconfig is both a command and a tool to view.

Dhcp is setting it and you want to set it manually.
 
  


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