Question

Set nameserver to 127.0.0.1

  • Posted on May 9, 2014
  • vpsAsked by Doug C

I am running bind on my 14.04 droplet. I want the first nameserver to be 127.0.0.1, then 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1 as backups in case bind is down.

I can edit the /etc/network/interfaces and change the line to

dns-nameservers 127.0.0.1 4.2.2.2 4.2.2.1

After reboot resolve.conf only shows the 127.0.0.1 entry.

I can put any other nameservers and it works just not localhost. For example dns-nameservers 4.2.2.2 8.8.8.8 209.244.0.3

gives me the correct lines resolve.conf nameserver 4.2.2.2 nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 209.244.0.3

What am I doing wrong?


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Because you likely have dnsmasq running locally which then connects to your external DNS servers, at least from what I can understand!