PfSense as a Recursive DNS Server



  • My ISP's DNS is sometimes flakey, so I prefer to run my own recursive DNS server rather than rely on theirs.

    I didn't see anything on this in the current configuration in pfSense…did I miss something or is it currently not a feature?  (I know if it is not there it won't be in 1.0  ;) )

    I know I can host it on my own servers but having all of one's core internet infrastructure on the pfSense box is nice...



  • You're looking for the DNS Forwarder option which looks up IP's in behalf.



  • I didn't quite follow that…are you saying the option is there or that I want an option that does not exist?

    Note I want the DNS on my firewall to do the lookup from the authortative servers itself rather than using the ISPs servers.

    I am currently using the forwarder but it goes to my ISP's DNS, which was not my goal :)



  • Then it sounds like what your looking for is not available.  It looks up against whatever servers you tell it to.



  • @sullrich:

    You're looking for the DNS Forwarder option which looks up IP's in behalf.

    Im not sure if this should be asked here but I didnt want to start a new thread.

    Does the dns fowarder caches lookups?



  • I believe it does.

    We use: http://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html


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