Create a file called
/etc/resolv.conf write fill in the contents:
For example if your want to use googles dns-service:
nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199
This is likely caused by DHCP configuration when you first installed Ubuntu. Try this 3-step process to handle this auto configuration issue.
Edit your interface configuration, which is located in:
Add this line below
iface lo inet loopback:
dns-nameservers yourdns youraltdns
As an example for Google DNS, you may want to use this:
dns-nameservers 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
Edit your DHCP configuration file, located at:
Mark the syntax as a comment using
# on every line or simply remove every request name-server. In 16.04, you may not be required to make any changes here.
Restart your networking by using this command :
sudo ifdown -a sudo ifup -a