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Old 06-19-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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set static dns server ip address in debian

need to set a static address for dns on my debian box. i have edited my /etc/network/interfaces as such
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
do i just add a dns line to this with my dns server info?

also after editing this file i ran the following command and got this error
/etc/init.d/networking restart
Setting up IP spoofing protection: rp_filter.
Reconfiguring network interfaces...SIOCDELRT: No such process
ifup: interface lo already configured

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Old 06-19-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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DNS entries go in /etc/resolv.conf
Old 06-19-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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They can also go in /etc/network/interfaces, eg
        # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package
        dns-nameservers hooha and whatnot
        dns-search foobar
Have you just done a kernel upgrade/recompile ? Anyhoo, the SIOCDELRT error is possibly due to either the wrong driver compiled for the network card, or the incorrect one being loaded. You could try running
depmod -a
/etc/init.d/networking restart

Old 06-20-2005, 09:18 AM   #4
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thanks to both of you
i did upgrade my kernel to 2.6.11-1-686, but havent recompilied it so it could be that or something with the driver, i will do both of these tonight at home and let you know

again thanks!

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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DNS entries go in /etc/resolv.conf
thank you very much.
its ver helpful to me .
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Hi there,i've got a similiar problem;i installed debian stable on my granmother's pc and everything works fine,for her,but recently he complaind about a site wich she can't connect.I already know that on my connection you might have to add the dns-search domain manually,i don't know why but it is.However everytime i reboot the pc and the networkmanager connect to the wireless network those extra dns numbers disappear.By setting it via gnome(network-admin or something like)i get it working (i can ping that site!) but they disappear everytime.I noticed network manager store that info in /etc/resolv.conf adding a line with the dns-search domain but the file is generated when connecting to the wireless network.I purged the package resolvconf and avahi-dnsconfd and tried to add dnsutils;but no way to store permanently those numbers.....any ideas??


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