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[Bug 1211110] Re: network manager openvpn dns push data not updating system DNS addresses


A simple workaround is to edit your VPN connection (via NM) and set up
static DNS, for example using Google servers:,

This way, the DNS request is sent through an external IP, hence it is
routed using the VPN. If you were using the default DNS from your router
(probably an internal IP like 192.168.x.y) then the DNS request would go
outside the VPN.

I just discovered that Google provides also IPv6 servers, by searching
for "IPv6 DNS Servers" on DuckDuckGo (a very convenient table of DNS
servers by provider shows up).

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  network manager openvpn dns push data not updating system DNS

Status in network-manager package in Ubuntu:
Status in openvpn package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When IPv4 Method is set to Automatic VPN, DNS address recieved from
  OpenVPN server do not update resolv.conf.

  This can be achieved when using a standard openvpn config file by
  adding the lines:

  script-security 2
  up /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf
  down /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf

  In Network-manager there seems to be no option to run connection
  specific scripts and the DNS data from the server is ignored.

  Ubuntu 13.04

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