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Google's Public DNS. It should. You can use scutil --dns to confirm. This does not seem to work on my Mac OSX Should the new DNS servers show up in the scutil --dns output after the change?
Money Mar 31 '15 at Chealion Chealion Wow, is the problem I'm having. Still processing all of this I don't have enough points to reply to Chealion's post but to add on to it I'd start with listing the interfaces networksetup -listallnetworkservices Once you have the interface you'd like to change you can do the below I'm using the Wi-Fi but you can do any other interface sudo networksetup -setdnsservers Wi-Fi empty sudo networksetup -setdnsservers Wi-Fi 8.
How to Change the DNS Servers Using Terminal on Your Mac
David Kittell David Kittell 1 1 silver badge 2 2 bronze badges. Anyone that has stumbled across this page. I have a Gist on GitHub now that should help. As of older versions of OS X Not with newer releases though.
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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. That will force the Wi-Fi to go through CleanBrowsing If it works, you won't get any warning or error in the terminal and you are all set. As a bonus point, you can run the chflags command to block anyone from changing the nameserver via the graphical user interface:. That makes it very easy to modify by editing that file.
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A simple way to make a change is by running the command echo to clear the file and add your new entry in there:. That will force all your interfaces to go through CleanBrowsing If it works, you won't get any warning or error in the terminal. As a bonus point, you can run the chattr command to set that file as immutable, so it can't be modified any anyone else:.
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Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, , and come with the netsh command line tool. It does a lot of things, including changing your DNS nameserver. To get access to it, your first need to open the command prompt by going to the sidebar and starting it choosing the command prompt and "Run as Administrator":.
That will force Wi-Fi to go through CleanBrowsing If it works, you won't get any warning or error in the command prompt. If you get a big output of errors, it means you do not have the "Wi-fi" interface set. It could also be called: "Wireless Network Connection", so try with it in case the previous command failed:.
If both failed, try running the command "netsh interface ip show config" to get your list of interfaces.