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    Default In OpenSUSE 11.1 change DNS to openDNS

    I have searched this forum for information on the process by which I would change the primary and secondary DNS to those used by openDNS (Primary: 208.67.222.222 and Secondary: 208.67.220.220). Though there might be some information buried in some of the replies on this forum, I'm a newbie, and find that I need much simpler instructions. The OpenDNS site is next to useless in this regard since they address only changes in the commercial SUSE packages, not the openSUSE version. I am capable of navigating the file system in Linux, having recently taken a class at our local Linux User Group.

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    Default Re: In OpenSUSE 11.1 change DNS to openDNS

    The crash course (The "Easy" GUI way):
    YAST / Network Devices / Network Card / Hostname & DNS

    Tick Change /etc/resolv.conf manually
    Enter DNS manually (The IPs you have provided)
    Untick Update DNS data via DHCP

    You just became an OpenDNS user.

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    The autopilot off (The "Hard" console way):
    su -
    nano -w /etc/sysconfig/network/config
    MODIFY_RESOLV_CONF_DYNAMICALLY="yes" -> MODIFY_RESOLV_CONF_DYNAMICALLY="no"
    Save the file.

    nano -w /etc/resolv.conf
    nameserver 208.67.222.222
    nameserver 208.67.220.220
    Save the file.

    And once again, a new user is born.

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    Naturally a a new user you'll want to use the "Easy" GUI way. The 'hard' one is for reference only.

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    Default Re: In OpenSUSE 11.1 change DNS to openDNS

    Is nano installed by default in 11.1; it's not in 11.0 -- might need to check?
    Leap 42.3 & 15.1 &KDE
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    Default Re: In OpenSUSE 11.1 change DNS to openDNS

    Not sure - perhaps it isn't. The GUI method should still be the same however.

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    Default Re: In OpenSUSE 11.1 change DNS to openDNS

    Thanks to all who replied!!! I did make the change using the UI, but because I want to learn the command line interface better I also investigated the procedures. Again thanks. I think this closes the thread but if I'm wrong please advise me as to how to do that.

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