OpenDNS -- name servers

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OpenDNS -- name servers

Postby JayhawkBrandon » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:33 pm


In Ubuntu, I used the instructions here:
to setup my opendns filtering. However, this doesn't work for me in Linux Mint. The command in terminal doesn't do anything (no errors etc.), and I can't seem to change them manually in the wireless setting.

Could you explain to me how to change these name servers?

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Re: OpenDNS -- name servers

Postby AK Dave » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:41 pm

The first command wants you to open Network Manager to change your DNS to their servers. You'll find it easily on MintMenu. You can also get there from nm-applet on the panel if you select the option to edit network settings.

You simply want these servers forced as your DNS options:

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The second set of commands forces this permenantly and should be done from the commandline.

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$ sudo cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/
$ gksudo gedit /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf
# append the following line to the document
prepend domain-name-servers,;
# save and exit
$ sudo ifdown eth0 && sudo ifup eth0

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