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Change DNS servers for Linux without a reboot

I have a Centos 5 Linux server (clone of RedHat) that has incorrect DNS settings. I can ping IP addresses but not any domain names from this server. I need to set the new DNS servers without rebooting the server as it is in the middle of a batch job that will take several hours.

I believe DNS servers should be set in/etc/resolv.conf and that file is empty.
My DNS servers are and

How do I set the correct DNS servers and get them working without a reboot? I can not reboot as the server is doing some batch processing that will take several hours.

Thank you
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Changing the IPs of DNS servers used to resolve domains does not require reboot.

Rich Olu

You may need to restart the network service.
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Changing the DNS has an immediate effect.
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