Selenium Trick: Using a different DNS

I love Selenium. It’s a great tool, that does a damn fine job. But one thing I’ve been wanting to do for a while is to get it to use a different DNS server to the box it’s running on.

Here’s how you do it:

java -Dsun.net.spi.nameservice.provider.1=dns,sun -Dsun.net.spi.nameservice.nameservers= -jar selenium-server.jar

(Caveat: may not work on non-Sun JVMs. Does work on OSX, though…)
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