2.3.2 - OpenVPN clients can no longer use the DNS forwarder

  • Hello all,

    My setup is using the DNS forwarder, not the resolver. I updated from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2 a few days ago. Since then, VPN clients can not successfully query the DNS forwarder. While connected to the VPN I can still ping the LAN address of the pfSense firewall, and connect to machines on the LAN by IP address, but all my DNS queries are using my machine's regular resolver settings, not pfSense, and if I manually send a query to pfSense using dig or nslookup, it just times out. I know the DNS forwarder is still running because machines on the LAN can still do DNS lookups normally. It seems it is just not available over the VPN anymore. I looked at the DNS Forwarder and the OpenVPN server configurations and everything still looks right as far as I can tell. I rebooted the pfSense machine just in case, and it made no difference. Any suggestions?


  • Same issue here, any help is appreciated.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

  • Is this still an issue? I'm having dns resolver issues through my openvpn. I removed the file and restart dnsmasq with no help. I also just upgraded to 2.3.3 from 2.3.2_1 but no difference.