NetworkManager: How to set caching nameserver?

sean darcy seandarcy2 at
Thu Jul 10 17:10:21 UTC 2008

sean darcy wrote:
> NM sets my nameserver based on the isp, which is _very_ slow. I've set 
> up a local caching nameserver which works well. But how do I tell NM to 
> use
> I've set up dhclient.conf with a prepend statement. If I just run 
> dhclient that works, i.e. /etc/resolv.conf has the local nameserver. But 
> if I just start NM, it doesn't. It looks like NM tells /sbin/dhclient 
> not to use the .conf file.
> So now I manually edit the resolv.conf file. How can I configure NM to 
> use the local nameserver?
> sean
And yes, I did try the DNS box in the NM edit connection box. But that 
appends the local nameserver to the isp nameserver. I want the caching 
nameserver to be prepended - that is, come first.


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