GNU/Linux host name resolution

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This post describes different software components involved in host name resolutions and DNS configuration on GNU/Linux systems. It consists of a diagram and some accompanying explanations. The goal is to give some pointers and references to understand how to troubleshoot host name/DNS resolution problems and configuration problems on GNU/Linux systems.

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Systemd-resolved DNS configuration for VPN

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Some guidance about configuring/fixing domain name resolution with a corporate VPN (especially OpenVPN) with systemd-based Linux systems. This configuration uses the internal/private corporate resolvers for resolving internal/private domain names while using the ISP resolver for general domain names. This might help if your VPN is struggling these days because of the COVID-19 threat 😷.

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