I have recently been trying to use the Pi 3 to make a automatic seedbed with sickrage and transmission by following guides on htpcguides.com. Right now, my Pi3 is unable to resolve host addresses to sites like google.com.

I have tried adding


to my /etc/network/interfaces file but it does not seem to work

I have also tried editing /etc/resolv.conf but I understand from googling that it regenerates upon reboot.

Any help/advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

  • Could you try adding an 's' to dns-nameserver? 'dns-nameservers'
    – goobering
    Mar 17, 2016 at 15:59
  • can you pls post the whole content of /etc/network/interfaces because i also have the same problem Apr 14, 2017 at 5:26

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In /etc/network/interfaces the configuration option for dns servers is dns-nameservers with an s, as opposed to dns-nameserver singular. Correcting the typo solved the problem.

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