Ubuntu – How to disable systemd-resolved in Ubuntu


How can I disable systemd-resolved in Ubuntu 17.04?

Disabling it with systemctl disable didn't work, the service seems to be restarted (by Networkmanager?)

Best Answer

This method works on the Ubuntu releases 17.04 (Zesty), 17.10 (Artful), 18.04 (Bionic), 18.10 (Cosmic), 19.04 (Disco) and 20.04 (Focal):

Disable and stop the systemd-resolved service:

sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved
sudo systemctl stop systemd-resolved

Then put the following line in the [main] section of your /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf:


Delete the symlink /etc/resolv.conf

rm /etc/resolv.conf

Restart NetworkManager

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

Also be aware that disabling systemd-resolvd might break name resolution in VPN for some users. See this bug on launchpad (Thanks, Vincent).

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