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Ping: unknow host but can ping IPs

After restarting my droplet [Ubuntu 15.10 x64], I keep getting “unknown host” message. Pinging IPs though works fine.

I cannot cat resolv.conf, it says “No such file or directory” although on ls -l it does appear as a linked file to /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf. which I cannot access either - no resolvconf folder in run dir.

In /etc/network/interfaces, I have dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 under eth0.

Sorry if any of the above information is irrelevant, I am a Linux noob. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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This question was answered by @medowlock:

@gndo No luck.

But I did manage to get it working again. What I did was remove the symlink altogether and created the resolv.conf file manually and added to its contents:

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

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