Dual WAN load balancing + VMWare, DNS forwarder doesn't work
I'm new to pfSense but it's great! Thank you for bring us such a good product.
and get everything work except DNS forwarder.
I found that it might not be the problem of DNS forwarder itself, cause I was unable to resolve any internet domains in pfSense's shell either.
# ping www.google.com ping: cannot resolve www.google.com: Host name lookup failure
I added the IP of ftp.freebsd.org to /etc/hosts and managed to install nslookup. It doesn't work either for any DNS servers:
# nslookup > server 22.214.171.124 Default server: 126.96.36.199 Address: 188.8.131.52#53 > www.google.com ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached > server 192.168.1.1 Default server: 192.168.1.1 Address: 192.168.1.1#53 > www.google.com ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached > server 192.168.3.1 Default server: 192.168.3.1 Address: 192.168.3.1#53 > www.google.com ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
However I was able to ping all of the above name servers:
# ping 184.108.40.206 PING 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=97.520 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=89.450 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=161.937 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=88.708 ms ^C --- 220.127.116.11 ping statistics --- 4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 88.708/109.404/161.937/30.526 ms
I also tried to telnet 18.104.22.168 port 53 and it also worked:
# telnet 22.214.171.124 53 Trying 126.96.36.199... Connected to 188.8.131.52. Escape character is '^]'. ^] telnet>
Here's my /etc/resolv.conf:
# cat /etc/resolv.conf domain local nameserver 184.108.40.206 nameserver 220.127.116.11 nameserver 192.168.1.1
I'm really confused. Why I can ping name servers but name resolution doesn't work?
I even also tried pfSense 2.0 Beta5 and it doesn't work either for me.
Can some one help me? Thanks a lot!
To answer the questions myself:
Upgrade Shrewsoft VPN to the newest version resolved the problem. Hope this helps someone else.