[Assist] Unknown host output while trying to ping a website.

Ramana Kumar ramana at member.fsf.org
Wed May 29 12:57:47 GMT 2013

Put your nameserver line in /etc/resolv.conf.head. As the comment says, it
will then replace that line when /etc/resolv.conf is regenerated.

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Sachin Dey <sachinsdey at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 26 May 2013 10:41 PM, Michał Masłowski wrote:
>> Check your /etc/resolv.conf, it should have a nameserver line with an IP
>> address that you can reach.  Set it to a public DNS server like,
>> or use the pppd usepeerdns option to have it set to your ISP nameservers
>> (I don't know how pppoe tools handle this).
>>  I added the "nameserver" and also the ISP's DNS in
> /etc/resolv.conf but everytime i ran "pppoe-start" resolv.conf gets reset
> to how it was before, like only with comments
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