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jhall1990
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Where to define DNS search domains

Postby jhall1990 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:30 pm

Hello,

I don't see any option to specify search domains when configuring the name server in the network manager. Is there some other way to specify DNS search domains?

I would add them to resolv.conf but it says that the file is generated and should not be modified.

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Re: Where to define DNS search domains

Postby phd21 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:45 pm

Hi "jhall1990",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

There are many posts on this in this forum. It is easy to do, but make sure you use a secure and safe DNS provider. I have been using "dns.watch" for a long time now..

Good Instructions for changing DNS from OpenDNS
- You can use openDNS servers or from another DNS provider.
https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/228007167-Linux-Mint-Cinnamon

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: Where to define DNS search domains

Postby JeremyB » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:18 pm

The search domains can be added by editing the connection, under IPv4 and/or IPv6 settings

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Re: Where to define DNS search domains

Postby majpooper » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:42 pm

jhall1990 wrote:Hello,

I don't see any option to specify search domains when configuring the name server in the network manager. Is there some other way to specify DNS search domains?

I would add them to resolv.conf but it says that the file is generated and should not be modified.


I use DNScrypt in conjunction with OpenDNS

"DNSCrypt is a piece of lightweight software that everyone should use to boost online privacy and security. It works by encrypting all DNS traffic between the user and OpenDNS, preventing any spying, spoofing or man-in-the-middle attacks"

You can learn about DNScrypt and OpenDNS at
https://www.opendns.com/about/innovations/dnscrypt/

You can read about OpenDNS at
https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

You can install DNScrypt (dnycrypt-proxy) on linux mint from the Software manager and set it up with OpenDNS following the instructions at

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/how- ... g-dnscrypt


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