Does dnsmasq use resolv conf?

Dnsmasq is configured by giving it an /etc/resolv. conf -style file with a list of nameservers. It will regularly poll this file for changes, and change its forwarding behaviour accordingly.

How do you avoid conflicts between dnsmasq and systemd-resolved?

Just stopping systemd-resolved and then restart it after dnsmasq is running solves this issue.

How do I check if dnsmasq is working?

Dnsmasq troubleshooting

  1. See if dnsmasq is running with ps guax | grep dnsmasq.
  2. Check the dnsmasq configuration files in /etc/dnsmasq.d.
  3. There should be some settings in them and they should not mentioned that a service (DNS or DHCP) is not enabled.

How do I permanently edit resolv conf?

Make Permanent DNS Changes on resolv. conf in Linux

  1. Use Resolvconf framework.
  2. Set the name server IP address on your Interface settings.
  3. Update the DNS server settings on dhclient.conf.

How do I fix dnsmasq?

Each host in your test will need to have its DNS settings updated to point to the new DNS server.

  1. 1 – Update /etc/resolv. conf to add new name server.
  2. 2 – Prevent overwriting of /etc/resolv. conf.
  3. 3 – Test the new name server. Use nslookup to test name/ip resolution for entries in your DNS tables.

How do I stop systemd resolving?


  1. Disable and stop the systemd-resolved service: sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved.service sudo systemctl stop systemd-resolved.
  2. Then put the following line in the [main] section of your /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf : dns=default.
  3. Delete the symlink /etc/resolv.conf rm /etc/resolv.conf.

How do you edit resolv conf file in Linux?

To directly edit the configuration file, use the following steps to add the DNS servers:

  1. Open the resolv.conf file with an editor, such as nano , to make the necessary changes.
  2. Add lines for the name servers that you want to use.
  3. Save the file.

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