DNS Resolver refreshing question



  • Hello,

    I’m new to this forum.
    If it’s not the appropriate place to this kind of question, please move/delete this thread.

    Yesterday I installed pfSense 2.4.2. The installation went smooth and it seems to work great so far.

    One concern I have is when I add new host overrides in DNS resolver, for example test.domain.com to 192.168.1.100, I can’t resolve test.domain.com until I restart the DNS resolver manually in the services page.

    The same scenario is with DNS forwarder, I am able to resolve new host overrides only after I restart dnsmasq manually in the services page.

    Is it normal? If yes, is it possible to restart the service automatically?

    Thanks.



  • Hi,

    Just tested this with the Resolver (unbound) :  add a test.my-pfsense-domaine.tld with an IP 192.168.1.50 - "Save" and then "Apply Changes" (top of the screen).
    The logs showed that unbound restarted.
    When I pinged to "test", it resolved fine to 192.168.1.50.



  • @Gertjan:

    Hi,

    Just tested this with the Resolver (unbound) :  add a test.my-pfsense-domaine.tld with an IP 192.168.1.50 - "Save" and then "Apply Changes" (top of the screen).
    The logs showed that unbound restarted.
    When I pinged to "test", it resolved fine to 192.168.1.50.

    Thank you!

    It seems like I have some problem with my setup then.
    I have nothing in the logs when I add new hosts.

    I will try to reinstall pfSense later today.
    Maybe I messed something up.

    I wonder what prevent from unbound to restart.



  • "Apply changes" will recreate a config file, needed for unbound, the Resolver.
    Then unboud will get restarted - there is nothing you should do, or shouldn't do, to make that happen.

    You're checking this log : Status => System Logs => System => DNS Resolver, right ?


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