Setting up Internal DNS

  • I have pfsense setup on my local network. I need some help setting up pfsense to do an internal DNS. I just can't seem to figure it out myself nor can I find any thing that seems to make sense through google. I have the dns-server installed, but when I enable the DNS I either don't get online or it doesn't resolve the internal zone. I am not quite sure what I am doing wrong. So, if you can point me in the right direction or tell me how to do this, I will be eternally grateful. Thanks in advance!


  • Do you have pfsense set up as a DHCP server?
    If so, you can simply go into services and enable all options under DNS forwarder.
    This will enable DNS that you specify on the General Setup page to forward to clients with a DHCP lease.

  • Yes it is setup for a DHCP server. I sticky static all the addresses I assign. I am trying to setup a DNS server so all I have to do is know the PC names to connect to them. Is it possible to do this?


  • In Services -> DNS Forwarder scroll down to You may enter records that override the results from the forwarders below then click the "+" below to add one or more names for IP addresses.

    DHCP associates an IP address with a MAC address. DNS forwarder associates a name with an IP address.

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