OpenVPN + DNS Resolver + FQDN resolution

  • Hello All,

    I've seen this posted in a few areas, but have not been able to find the solution.

    I have a very basic pfSense setup using a 10.0.0.X for my local machines and 10.0.1.X for my OpenVPN server.

    I have * pointing at a public web server and then some specific A names in that DNS that point to my home.

    I use DNS Resolver set up to resolve local machines on my networking using the FQDN. So, I can have point to my home from my public DNS and then point to say, internally. My issue is that when connected to my network using OpenVPN, I can only resolve hostnames, but not FQDNs. Those seem to point me to my public web server IP.

    Here is my DNS Resolver setup:

    Here is my IP Config for my VPN adapter when connected:

    Here is me resolving a host name, but not FQDN while VPNed… seems like the Google default of is taking over here

    Here is me resolving host and FQDN via my local machine on the network:

    Halp? :)

    edit: fix image links

  • @mightyschwartz

    Hi, did you ever find a solution for this? I know this is an old topic but I'm having the same issue...


Log in to reply