[Wlug] DNS not resolving

Richard Klein rich at richardklein.org
Fri Aug 4 14:55:11 EDT 2017

I hate to admit that I'm using Kali for a daily driver, but it usually
works fine.  Plus, it's based on debian.

Anyway, I created /etc/resolvconf containing:
and that did the trick.  I have connectivity now.  I still want to
understand the mechanics.  As you can see, the NetworkManager GUI doesn't
agree with /etc/resolvconf, and the file seems to take precedence over the

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 9:16 PM, John Stoffel <john at stoffel.org> wrote:

> Richard> I did a dist-upgrade on my computer. Afterward, I got an
> Richard> error related to a broken link for resolvconf. I read
> Richard> somewhere that the file gets created if it doesn't exist, so
> Richard> I unlinked and deleted the offending file (I think it was /
> Richard> etc/resolvconf, but I don't remember).
> Sounds like your on a debian style system.  Details please?  For
> example, on Ubuntu (recent ones I think) you need to add a line like:
>     dns-nameserver
> into your /etc/network/interfaces file so that on bootup it will
> populate /etc/resolv.conf properly.
> Richard> Now I don't seem to have any DNS. I can still access my
> Richard> routers menu by typing in the dotted quad, but no alpha
> Richard> URLs. Any ideas?
> cat /etc/resolv.conf first off.
> Richard> I entered the Google DNS addresses: & in the
> network settings
> Richard> GUI. That looks good, but addresses still aren't resolving.
> You might need to reboot, but first just tell us the Distribution and
> version you're using.
> John
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