How do I get back the default dns server



  • So this should be pretty easy to answer, I switched my dns servers to opendns, and I never really liked how it tampered with valid urls. So I went back to comcast by clicking

    Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN
    If this option is set, pfSense will use DNS servers assigned by a DHCP/PPP server on WAN for its own purposes (including the DNS forwarder). They will not be assigned to DHCP and PPTP VPN clients, thoug
    

    But how do get back to the default dns server with that unchecked? Because I connected to my server via a vpn and dns didn't work (obviosuly). Or does that checkbox have to be checked? Also how can I find out what dns server pfsense is using? I can't ssh it and find out,even though it is enabled :?



  • If by "default DNS" you mean the DNS your ISP assigns then the most effective way (assuming your WAN link gets an IP address by DHCP) is to check the box.

    If your WAN link doesn't get its IP address by DHCP and you want your ISP's DNS server then contact the ISP to get the DNS servers address(es) (may be in ISP configuration help page) and then specify the DNS server(s) by System -> General Setup DNS Servers.

    If you are asking how to set this when you only have WAN access to pfSense and can't ssh in, then sorry, I don't know.

    You haven't specified if you want LAN systems to use the pfSense DNS forwarder (I presume you do) or you want the "default" DNS to be propagated to the LAN clients.



  • @wallabybob:

    If by "default DNS" you mean the DNS your ISP assigns then the most effective way (assuming your WAN link gets an IP address by DHCP) is to check the box.

    If your WAN link doesn't get its IP address by DHCP and you want your ISP's DNS server then contact the ISP to get the DNS servers address(es) (may be in ISP configuration help page) and then specify the DNS server(s) by System -> General Setup DNS Servers.

    If you are asking how to set this when you only have WAN access to pfSense and can't ssh in, then sorry, I don't know.

    You haven't specified if you want LAN systems to use the pfSense DNS forwarder (I presume you do) or you want the "default" DNS to be propagated to the LAN clients.

    Yeah default dns I mean the one my ISP assigns. And yes I use the DNS forwarder. And yeah I only have lan access to the web gui.


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