What does “sudo echo nameserver 8.8.8.8 > /etc/resolv.conf” do?

0 votes
My internet connection has been really slow and I was getting a few errors saying network unreachable and stuff. I googles it and somewhere it said to add nameserver 8.8.8.8 in my etc/resolve.conf file.

I tried that solution and my internet started working like a charm. Now I'm just very curious about what changes did this command make to my network.
Jan 23 in Linux Administration by Doug
80 views

1 answer to this question.

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
0 votes

If executing this command resolved your issue then you were probably facing DNS network issue. This command basically replaces your nameserver or DNS used on your machine by Google's public DNS. 

answered Jan 23 by joey

Related Questions In Linux Administration

0 votes
1 answer

What does file permission 755 mean?

A 777 permission on the directory means that everyone has access ...READ MORE

answered Dec 21, 2018 in Linux Administration by Omkar
• 65,820 points
59 views
0 votes
2 answers

How do I find all files containing specific text on Linux?

grep -rnw 'text to find recursively inside ...READ MORE

answered 4 hours ago in Linux Administration by Ritesh Singh
1,257 views
0 votes
1 answer

Not able to access /etc/sudoers.d/python file

I think your system is not allowing ...READ MORE

answered Feb 6 in Linux Administration by Lohit
33 views
0 votes
1 answer

What is absolute path in Ubuntu?

An absolute path is a path to ...READ MORE

answered Feb 9 in Linux Administration by Omkar
• 65,820 points
14 views
0 votes
1 answer

How t find httpd.conf file in apache?

First f all, get apache's path: $ ps ...READ MORE

answered Feb 27 in Linux Administration by ajs3033
• 7,000 points
12 views
0 votes
1 answer

Error saying " Invalid operation uninstall" on sudo apt uninstall apache2

Try this: sudo apt-get cpufrequtils is missing a mandatory ...READ MORE

answered May 13 in Linux Administration by Yesha
10 views
0 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

How do I set variable if a specific package version is installed in CFEngine?

Here is what you can do.Just use packagesmatching to ...READ MORE

answered Jul 12, 2018 in Other DevOps Questions by Atul
• 10,190 points
47 views
0 votes
1 answer

Install postgreSQL on Ubuntu

Installing PostgreSQL on Ubuntu is very simple, ...READ MORE

answered Mar 22 in Database by Nitesh
14 views
0 votes
1 answer

Access progrs prompt without switching accounts

Use the following to get the postgres prompt ...READ MORE

answered Mar 22 in Database by Mahi
7 views

© 2018 Brain4ce Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd. All rights Reserved.
"PMP®","PMI®", "PMI-ACP®" and "PMBOK®" are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. MongoDB®, Mongo and the leaf logo are the registered trademarks of MongoDB, Inc.