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Old 11-03-2006, 03:12 AM   #1
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Cannot change nameserver IP addresses


My Debian Linux doesn't get on the internet, but it can ping the internet provider's gateway

I found that the settings in /etc/resolv.conf was wrong:

I changed it to what it should be, and saved it as root:

When I run "/etc/init.d/networking restart" the numbers change back to and

Question 1: How do I change the nameserver IP?

Question 2: Are there other possible reasons why I don't get on the internet? I did before...
Old 11-03-2006, 04:33 AM   #2
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I am afraid you cant change it except if you did a new installation.
Even if you happen to do it your machine will became very slow
Old 11-03-2006, 07:32 AM   #3
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I think your problem may depends on resolvconf package. I mean, resolvconf change /etc/resolv.conf behind your back.

Check whether resolvconf installed on your system, try to remove package, or properly configure it.

And, do you use dhcp to assign IP from provider?


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