[SOLVED] DNS for OpenVPN clients

  • Hi,

    pfSense 2.0. My lan is My VPN is I need clients to be able to resolve local names and internet. But how can I allow the DNS server to answer to queries from I push as DNS server. Firewall isn't blocking traffic from to But doing DNS requests on VPN client, I receive:

    DNS request timed out.
         timeout was 2 seconds.
    Server: Unknown

    How can I allow my DNS server to answer to queries from OpenVPN?


  • Ok, I think I solved my problem.

    I push (my VPN gateway) as DNS server and I redirect UDP traffic destination to It seems to work.


  • I am having this problem too (I am trying to resolve ping system1 to an IP; ping works fine which is the IP for system1), I am new but I am struggling with how you "redirect" the traffic that you are after. Do you have a seperate VLAN for your VPN? I have my VPN only specified in the openVPN page with an address pool specified at and I pushed a DNS option of to the clients.

    I am not quite sure where this redirect setting would go, any help would be much appreciated.

  • Unlocked by dmenezes message:

    its possible to you to unlock a topic which is marked as solved, but it has not the right answer and I would put the right solution to solve the problem!

  • To solve this problem you can override an entire domain by specifying an authoritative DNS server to be queried for your local domain!

      -DNS forwarder

    the last option…

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