OpenVPN client can't resolve hostname, DNS query denied

  • Hi Guys,
    I recently setup a pfSense firewall and everything is working fine. I enabled the OpenVPN last night and client can connect.
    Only issue is that client computer (windows 10) can access the Lan resourse via IP but not Hostname.
    I am using the Local pfSense IP address as the DNS for remote client. Anything missing?


  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    In the OpenVPN RAS Advanced Client Settings push your pfSense IP as DNS again together with Force DNS cache update:

    You also need a Firewall Rule for the OpenVPN Client to reach pfSense DNS. For testing best practice is to put some any-any Rule in the OpenVPN Firewall tab. Once you have everything working tighten your Rules.


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