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Configure DNS lookups from the terminal
Authored by: cueball on Jul 05, '05 02:29:11PM

Be aware that scutil/scselect only function for the current boot of the machine - on reboot, the information that configd uses (in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist) is re-read; any and all changes made with scutil will be lost (if you read the man pages, you'll note that it refers to the "dynamic store" that configd uses. The dynamic store gets reinitialized whenever configd restarts - whether by reboot, "kill -HUP `cat /var/run/`" or something else.)

If you're looking for something to make *permanent* changes to network settings, you'll want the ncutil framework [Google is your friend.]

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