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configure dns in centos

Hi, how do I set the DNS in centos.

I don't mean of creating DNS server, but setting what should be the DNS server of centos.

I mean to what server he should go in order to translate url into ip
# 2  
ur question is not clear
i mean in LAN or public u want,

u want to create new DNS server in ur LAN ? go through the below URL
HOWTO: Setting Up Your Own Local DNS Server - Mark S. Kolich
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Originally Posted by venikathir
ur question is not clear
i mean in LAN or public u want,

u want to create new DNS server in ur LAN ? go through the below URL
HOWTO: Setting Up Your Own Local DNS Server - Mark S. Kolich
No, I do NOT want to create a DNS server.

I want to tell the centos what is the ip of the DNS server.
Currently for some reason it behave as if it doesn't know any ip.

I mean how do I tell the centos that should be the DNS server that the computer use?
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There's probably a sysconf-* command, but the direct approach would be adding the line

in /etc/resolv.conf.
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Originally Posted by pludi
There's probably a sysconf-* command, but the direct approach would be adding the line

in /etc/resolv.conf.
can you elaborate more about the sysconf-* command.

Because I tried to use it but I could not.
I got a message "command not found ".

Last edited by programAngel; 08-08-2011 at 11:58 AM..
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All the Red Hat derivatives that I know (CentOS, RHEL, Fedora) have commands to configure the system. I never used them since I'm more comfortable editing the config files myself, based on templates, so I actually had to consult with Doctor Google on what they're called: system-config-xxx where xxx are various categories like network, ...
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Hey how are you.
I'm a Solaris admin but I have been doing a lot of RHEL administration lately. No matter what UNIX or Linux distro I have work with, the /etc/resolve.conf file is used to point a server to the DNS server. If you don't want to use a editor like vi, then use this command.

Example your DNS server's IP is
echo nameserver >>  /etc/resolve.conf

This should be what you see;
cat /etc/resolve.conf 

You can also use the GUI.
System --> Administration --> Network
you can edit the the interfase in this GUI.

I hope this helps

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