DNS Forwarder dnsmasq not working

  • Hello all,

    I am trying to use DNS Forwarder to make PfSense response to a specific wildcard domain, but it is not working.
    This is my /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf:

    # Tells dnsmasq to never forward queries for plain names, without dots or domain parts, to upstream nameservers.
    # If the name is not known from /etc/hosts or DHCP then a "not found" answer is returned.
    # Bogus private reverse lookups.
    # All reverse lookups for private IP ranges (ie 192.168.x.x, etc) which are not found in /etc/hosts or the DHCP leases file are answered
    # with "no such domain" rather than being forwarded upstream.
    # LAN domain lookups
    # Add local-only domains here, queries in these domains are answered
    # from /etc/hosts or DHCP only.
    # Add the domain to simple names (without a period) in /etc/hosts in the same way as for DHCP-derived names.
    # Note that this does not apply to domain names in cnames, PTR records, TXT records etc.
    # increase DNS cache size
    # Set the maximum number of concurrent DNS queries. The default value is 150

    But it keeps forwarding the requests to Google DNS server:

    Jan 4 15:34:48	dnsmasq	62855	query[A] testing.sub.domain.io from
    Jan 4 15:52:08	dnsmasq	62855	forwarded testing.sub.domain.io to
    Jan 4 15:52:08	dnsmasq	62855	reply testing.sub.domain.io is EXTERNAL_IP


    Version	2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 (amd64) 
    built on Tue Dec 12 13:45:26 CST 2017 
    FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p6 
    The system is on the latest version.
    Version information updated at Thu Jan 4 15:14:52 CET 2018

  • Hi,

    I"m using the default Resolver.
    Added "sub.domain.io" to the host override, using IP

    Then I launched a ping to this domain.
    The result - returning IP - was

    Mission accomplished ?

    See image.

    edit : based my reply on https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=141242.0 from a couple of days ago.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator


    your address has .sub which is wrong..


    should be

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