DNS Resolver for VPN Clients



  • Hey folks,

    I want my VPN clients to use my pfSense's DNS resolver.
    However, it seems like DNS Resolver can't listen on the VPN network.

    Is it necessary to assign each VPN server to an interface? I tried this, and played around with the bridging settings but I couldn't get the client to obtain an IP address in this configuration.

    Can someone advise me as to how to have OpenVPN clients resolve DNS from the same pfsense that's acting as their DNS server, or maybe point me towards the relevant documentation?

    Let me know if I can provide any more info.

    Thanks y'all, stay cool.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It should work without much fuss, but make sure the VPN clients are listed in the ACLs for the resolver otherwise it may reject their queries.



  • Thanks jimp, that did it.

    Didn't occur to me since I didn't need to do that for my LAN subnets, but now that I've added an allow for the VPN subnet they can resolve.


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