My Linux distro is Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr)). I am using NetworkManager.
The old trick does not work:
$ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver 127.0.1.1
If you are using NetworkManager, the
/etc/resolv.conf will point to your machine to
dnsmasq as configured by NetworkManager. You can get the real DNS server you will use from NetworkManager by:
nm-tool | grep DNS