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I am having a bit of trouble editing the resolv.conf file.

 

Aparently, I cant edit it manually as suggested on the Arch wiki.

 

"To use alternative DNS servers, edit /etc/resolv.conf and add them to the top of the file so they are used first, optionally removing or commenting out already listed servers."

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Resolv.conf

 

Although I can open the file and edit it, I can't save the nameservers I entered. (I am as admin with root privileges.)

 

I thought maybe it was being run by another process so I tried lsattr and nothing was holding it. I even ran chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf just to make sure.

 

Still no avail.

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If you were directly editing the file instead try using nano or your favorite editor to edit the /etc/resolv.conf via terminal.

 

via terminal as root/su ect...

 

nano /etc/resolv.conf

nameserver 10.4.0.1

 

 

 

-edited

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every time you connect to the internet the file /etc/resolv.conf is being altered. so any changes you may have made to /etc/resolv.conf will be scrapped and it will re-write the file with probably something like 'nameserver 192.168.1.1' or whatever ip your router is.....you want to prevent that from happening... try this:

disconnect from your network/internet. then open your /etc/resolv.conf and alter it however you like.

after you alter your /etc/resolv.conf file, goto the terminal and type:

sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf

this will lock the /etc/resolv.conf file, no one can edit it. not even a super user do (sudo). (Unless of course you unlock the file). to unlock the file type this in the terminal:

sudo chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf

you will then be able to edit it again, as with your machine too.. after you lock your /etc/resolv.conf file, try re connecting to the internet and it will use your nameserver's you specified in /etc/resolv.conf.

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I am having a bit of trouble editing the resolv.conf file.

 

Aparently, I cant edit it manually as suggested on the Arch wiki.

 

"To use alternative DNS servers, edit /etc/resolv.conf and add them to the top of the file so they are used first, optionally removing or commenting out already listed servers."

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Resolv.conf

 

Although I can open the file and edit it, I can't save the nameservers I entered. (I am as admin with root privileges.)

 

I thought maybe it was being run by another process so I tried lsattr and nothing was holding it. I even ran chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf just to make sure.

 

Still no avail.

 

If you are trying set up DNS servers for use with AirVPN (?), then I wonder if this post by staff is relevant here:

 

https://airvpn.org/topic/9608-how-to-accept-dns-push-on-linux-systems-with-resolvconf/

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the arch linux article you reference above https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Resolv.conf describes in section 3 why /etc/resolv.conf may be overwritten and hence prior changes lost.  the articlke goes on to describe how to preserve changes to resolv.conf.  i followed the procedure described for preserving resolv.conf changes when using dhcpcd and the procedure work as expected.

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