DNS forwarder not working on query mode
Hi, I am trying to set the following scenario, I have configured my pfsense 2.4.4 with DNS forwarder, on general settings I have set internal DNS 172.16.1.63 and secondary 10.16.1.40, I am using static ips on my host using 10.30.251.59 (my pfsense) as DNS server, when I try to do an nslookup on pfsense to host 10.45.33.201 (known by the secondary dns) I received an error... unable to resolve host, however if I set nslookup, server 10.16.1.40 it does resolve... so apperantly my pfsense is only using the first DNS 172.16.1.63 which does not know 10.45.33.201... how can I set my pfsense to ask 10.16.1.40 if the first dns 172.16.1.63 does not know the resolution?
so apperantly my pfsense is only using the first DNS 172.16.1.63 which does not know 10.45.33.201
That is WHY you never setup more than 1 DNS, unless your multiple DNS resolve the same stuff. If you want to use specific name server than knows how to resolve host.something.xyz then you would use a domain override to tell pfsense where to go ask for records in something.xyz
@johnpoz I have used domain override to set 2 different domains .home and .office if I set this 2 entries on domain override it indeed gets me the IP but I cannot resolve ips in reverse... is there a way to do this ?
Yeah. You also have to do a domain override for the in-addr.arpa domain for those addresses.
@derelict I have set a domain override 10.45.33.in-addr.arpa pointed to DNS 10.45.1.60 but still not working... is this current config correct?
is this current config correct?
I don't see any config.
La6er last edited by La6er
this is how i have set my domain override at this moment
the second entrie is working fine everything x.sduop.net is resolving correctly through 10.45.1.60, however reverse is not working
I am currently testing with this host as example
*** pfsense3.geq.net do not find 10.45.33.201: Non-existent domain
Shouldn't it be 33.45.10.in-addr.arpa?
^exactly a ptr zone for a network of 10.45.33 would be as KOM stated.. Your way would be for a network 33.45.10
Thanks a lot guys !! it is working now as expected ! I really appreciate your help !
I would prob adjust your NS you have listed in pfsense - pointing to NS that can not resolve the same stuff is destined for grief..
If your going to forward, all the NS you forward to should resolve the same stuff. If your NS can not both resolve the same stuff I would just pick one, and then use overrides for domains a different NS can resolve.
@johnpoz Thanks a lot, I do have 2 DNS server which resolve different stuff... so I am going with the domain override option and pick 1 as a general DNS on the forwarder
@kom Well, yeah. Just pointing in the right direction.
@derelict Haha I didn't actually mean to reply to you, but to him. No idea how that happened.