dns resolver not working for dhcp clients
after combing through tons of topics and articles, this seemed to be the closest to my problem.
What i have is a 2.4.3-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
my issue is with dns resolving.
What I ultimately want to accomplish is to block ads and in order to do that, i would need pfsense to handle dns queries for all my clients within the network.
I have a simple setup.
internet ---- cable modem ---- pfsense ---- lan
at the moment i can resolve hostnames within pfsense. I ran the dns lookup tool.
all clients can pick up ip. dhcp works.
i can also see the gateway and dns is pointed to my pfsense ip address for all my clients within the network.
dns resolver enabled
listen port 53
network/outgoing network interfaces all
system domain local type zone transparent
DNSSEC Enabled =Checked (i also disabled it to see if it had an impact)
DNS Query Forwarding =Unchecked
DHCP Registration =Checked
Static DHCP= Checked
under dhcp services
dhcp server lan interface =checked
the rest is blank and default including dns server (by default it should pick up the ip address of pfsense)
i installed 3 different boxes with a fresh pfsense each time and never got dns to work. i always had to put an external dns server.
How do i get pfsense to resolve names and hopefully block ads for my dhcp clients?
any type of help or direction is highly appreciated.
thanks in advance...
in addition to my explanation.
I have another box which i have installed recently which is 2.3.4 release p1 (i386). New version not supported apparently.
exact same configuration as the previous box. I compared it each section one by one.
on (i386) dns is working for both pfsense and for the dhcp clients. Just the way it is supposed to.
The only difference i can think of is the version and also a package i had installed earlier (ntop) was not functioning on (amd64) so i removed the package. I assume that may have messed it up. Instead of a clean install, I am wondering if there is a shortcut fix to this problem.
ok. Here is the update.
I have a fresh install of 2.4.3 release p1 amd64
i used the wizard on setup and at the moment;
Clients picking up ip via dhcp are able to go online and use pfsense as dns server.
However, when i created a vlan on the same interface, clients on vlan are picking up ip on designated vlan but cannot resolve. So i am back to where i started on vlan portion of the network. I can not get it to resolve using pfsense.
What am i doing wrong?
i see that my posts had some views but I had no response from anybody.
any type of help would be appreciated.
drop a line, say hi....
biggestnoob last edited by
Please, how?? I have the same issue. DNS does not work for DHCP-clients.
I am sorry, i do not have a quick fix solution for you. I had to backup the configuration and reset everything. You will have the option to reset if your pfsense box is hooked up to a monitor.
What I can tell you is, my previous settings were not different than the settings after reset. So may be on my first install, I may have screwed up during ip assignment...(I still don't think so)
Anyhow, I know it is not much but this is how I resolved the issue for me.
I hope it helps.
@biggestnoob i for got to tag you on the previous post. :)
biggestnoob last edited by
Thank you for answering. Does not make sense, not in my configuration either. But I guess I have to give it a try...