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How to setup dns resolver in Ubunut 12 server ?

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Last Modified: 2012-09-24
My first Precise Pangolin deployment.

I'm having issues with dns resolution not working - turns out /etc/resolv.conf is not anymore the place to manage this.

I tried to add “dns-nameservers”, “dns-search” and “dns-domain” entries in /etc/network/interfaces but they don't seem to work either (no server could be reached error, although I can ping those listed with dns-nameservers.

My interfaces files reads

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 172.16.200.50
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 172.16.200.1
dns-nameservers 172.16.200.25 172.16.100.5
dns-search mydomain.local

If I do a host xxx.domain.com 172.16.200.25 it works - it's just that there is a config problem with default resolvers.

What am I missing ?
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