LPI Linux Certification/Configure client side DNS

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Detailed Objectives[edit]

(LPIC-1 Version 5.0)


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Description: Candidates should be able to configure DNS on a client host.


Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Query remote DNS servers.
  • Configure local name resolution and use remote DNS servers.
  • Modify the order in which name resolution is done.
  • Debug errors related to name resolution.
  • Awareness of systemd-resolved.


The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • /etc/hosts
  • /etc/resolv.conf
  • /etc/nsswitch.conf
  • host
  • dig
  • getent