PfSense 2.3.1_p5 DNS Resolver no response
I just did set up a new firewall system with a fresh install of pfSense 2.3.1 and an update to 2.3.1_p5
On this system the DNS resolver is not working. I always get "no response" from 127.0.0.1 when I do a DNS lookup test.
Also the Web UI is responding very slow when applying changes to configuration.
When I use DNS forwarder instead DNS lookup test is working fine and the Web UI is much more reponsive.
I have a similar firewall running 2.3.1_p1 where DNS Resolver is working fine.
Sorry, forget it - had nothing to do with pfSense version but the DSL router in front of pfSense was doing strange things.
After a reboot of the DSL router DNS resolver was working fine.
I'm experiencing the exact same issue.
I'm not wanting to restart the modem as the sync time (VDSL) will be an inconvenience to my users.
I have disabled DNS Resolver in pfsense and enabled DNS Forwarder.
I am observing the same web UI speed increase, as well as DNS now working flawlessly.
I'm wondering if I need to add an entry into Services > DNS Resolver > Access Lists