I've seen several posts suggesting using
nm-tool and similarly named utilities for network related tasks. In my case, I was trying to see what DNS my Ubuntu server installation is trying to use since my DNS lookup started failing after switching to static ip.
Here are some of the posts that mention these tools:
- What is my DNS server?
- Command-line to list DNS servers (Answer 152610)
- Command-line to list DNS servers (Answer 152611)
All of these assume that the
nm tools are available on all systems, yet they're not on mine. Apparently they are part of
NetworkManager. I haven't found network management on my server particularly difficult out of the box, but perhaps I'm missing something. Should I install NetworkManager?
Here's my Ubuntu server version information:
$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 Release: 12.10 Codename: quantal