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Old 8th June 2009, 21:52
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Default Where does ISPconfig get its DNS settings?

I would like my server to use OpenDNS.
I have tried to configure my modem router but didn't find a way to do it there so wondered if there is a way to force the server to use OpenDNS like you can a desktop machine?

I would like to do this anyway but it's an error with a script I am running that aggregates RSS feeds (Feed on Feeds) giving me a "cURL error 6: name lookup timed out" error, nearly all the time now and WordPress's plugin installer failing due to similar timeouts.

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Old 9th June 2009, 03:09
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It is in /etc/resolv.conf - if you get DNS via DHCP, then you can change the dhclient.conf file to not ask for DNS server - just IP and gateway.
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It is in /etc/resolv.conf - if you get DNS via DHCP, then you can change the dhclient.conf file to not ask for DNS server - just IP and gateway.
Hey great, thanks!
I had a look at '/etc/resolv.conf' and found; 'nameserver 192.168.0.1' so it seems to be looking for DNS from the modem/router/ISP.

I figure I could just change this for one of OpenDNS's IP address's but shouldn't I use two and if so how, like this; 'nameserver 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220'

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I figure I could just change this for one of OpenDNS's IP address's but shouldn't I use two and if so how, like this; 'nameserver 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220'
Use one nameserver per line, like so:
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Thanks guys, my server is happily using the Open DNS servers, which is great!
The original problem I was having with my RSS feed aggregator giving me a "cURL error 6: name lookup timed out" error seems to have eased but definitely not gone away
I think this maybe a question for the developers of that app', unless you can help?

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Do you know for which domain/hostname this error appears? You could then add it to /etc/hosts.
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Do you know for which domain/hostname this error appears? You could then add it to /etc/hosts.
It happens (seemingly) at random to most, if not all, of the 30 or so feeds subscribed too on the system.

The error is followed by a link to check the feed and when doing so usually confirms the feed is valid (try to validate it?).

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This problem sorted it self out a few days later!
I have no idea what changed other than me using OpenDNS but why it took a while to settle down I have no idea!
Thanks all for your help.
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