DNS Not Working



  • Hello everyone,

    I fully expect this to be an issue with something I misconfigured, but for some reason DNS resolution is not working on the pfsense box.  I have the proper information in it for my ISP, static IP, GW, netmask and DNS servers, but it will not resolve DNS.

    In order for me to get DNS resolution working on my host PCs I had to disable the DNS forwarder and have DHCP dish out the public DNS servers.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



  • Can you resolve names on the pfSense box itself?
    (the ping utility in the gui).



  • No this does not work.  Due to this the packages section is also not functioning because it says it cannot contact pfsense…..

    I've tripple checked my DNS servers, Gateway, Netmask, everything is correct, I'm absolutely stumped as to what the issue could be.



  • Did you enable the checkbox "Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN" under general setup?

    If you set the DNS servers manually uncheck this box.



  • I've tried it with this box checked and unchecked, it does not make a difference.



  • My issue turned out to be a configuration issue on my end.  I had a coworker take a look at it and he was able to find it.  Just needed a fresh pair of eyes.  Thanks to all who responded with things to check



  • @ravager:

    Hello everyone,

    I fully expect this to be an issue with something I misconfigured, but for some reason DNS resolution is not working on the pfsense box.  I have the proper information in it for my ISP, static IP, GW, netmask and DNS servers, but it will not resolve DNS.

    In order for me to get DNS resolution working on my host PCs I had to disable the DNS forwarder and have DHCP dish out the public DNS servers.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Hello everyone,
    I have same problem. I use Multi Wan with Loadbalancing: 1 lease line and 1 ADSL (pfsense PPPoe client)


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