DNS sometimes works, but it is very slow.
I have read the blog post DNS in Ubuntu 12.04.
- "I really don’t want a local resolver, how can I turn it off? To turn off dnsmasq in Network Manager, you need to edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and comment the “dns=dnsmasq” line (put a # in front of it) then do a “sudo restart network-manager”."
I do not have this line to comment. Checking in Synaptic Package Manager reveals that dnsmasq isn't installed (dnsmasq-base is).
Editing and creating connections using the NetworkManager GUI (and specifying DNS servers) doesn't help; Ubuntu is not respecting user GUI set DNS servers. Should these GUI tools not work?
- "I use a static IP address configuration, where should I put my DNS configuration? The DNS configuration for a static interface should go as “dns-nameservers”, “dns->search” and “dns-domain” entries added to the interface in /etc/network/interfaces"
Are any examples of this available? My
/etc/network/interfaces is extremely sparse.
For now, I have edited
/etc/resolv.conf replacing nameserver
127.0.0.1 with that of my DNS server (my broadband router), but I don't know how long this fix will last before the file is overwritten by this new system (dnsmasq?).