how to know what DNS server is being used

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Sat Jun 10 15:03:23 UTC 2017

Yubin Ruan wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 09:46:11AM -0400, Baho Utot wrote:
>> On 06/10/17 16:17, Yubin Ruan wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 11:33:40PM -0300, Fernando Milovich wrote:
>>>> cat /etc/resolv.conf
>>> Is this the standard? I mean, can a system use some other files to specify
>>> their DNS server?
>>> --
>>> Yubin
>> It is working correctly.  Why would you want to use another file to manage
>> name servers?
>> This is not windows
> For example, dnsmasq do not use /etc/resolv.conf
> /Yubin
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The system uses /etc/resolv.conf and it gets populated at boot time if 
your using DCHP on the interface facing the pubic internet as defined in 

dnsmasq is a port commonly used for DNS on a LAN. This is totally 
different than what the system does with DNS. Do not confuse the two as 
they perform different functions.

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