Set nameserver to

  • 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, then and as backups in case bind is down.

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


After reboot resolve.conf only shows the entry.

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

gives me the correct lines resolve.conf nameserver nameserver nameserver

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!