Dns-relay works for resolving 1 server name, not the other
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I have 2 servers, using DHCP to acquire their IP.
brooklyn: 10.17.10.30 and fiinas: 10.17.10.34
From my laptop, I can ping the nas using its name.
C:\Users\Alex>ping fiinas Pinging fiinas [10.17.10.34] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 10.17.10.34: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 10.17.10.34: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
But I can't resolve name on the second one:
C:\Users\Alex>ping brooklyn Ping request could not find host brooklyn. Please check the name and try again.
both are using DHCP but if I check on pfSense DHCP lease status, fiinas is offline while brooklyn is online:
10.17.10.30 00:0c:06:09:f3:eb brooklyn n/a n/a online static 10.17.10.34 00:08:96:0d:09:13 FIINAS n/a n/a offline static
PS: I can ping the ip address directly of brooklyn though
C:\Users\Alex>ping 10.17.10.30 Pinging 10.17.10.30 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 10.17.10.30: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64 Reply from 10.17.10.30: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Do you have any idea why the DNS-relay doesn't work for brooklyn ?
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Also, in the Diagnostics: DNS Lookup page, I have these results:
Hostname or IP : fiinas = 10.17.10.34 Create alias out of these entries. Hostname or IP : brooklyn = 10.17.10.30 Create alias out of these entries.
I clicked on create an alias for both, and got this:
fiinas: an alias already exist
brooklyn: Alias created with name brooklyn
but it did not change resolve issue.
I then checked in /etc/hosts and see that brooklyn in in lowercase, while fiinas is in uppercase.
10.17.10.30 brooklyn.fii brooklyn
10.17.10.34 FIINAS.fii FIINAS
I changed it to uper case, but did not help…
I don't understand why it works for one, and not the other... (during my tests I regularly renew my laptop dhcp lease, and the server ones too, to refresh settings)
The client you're pinging/resolving from - is it actually using pfSense as its DNS server?
If it resolves from Diag > DNS, then it would from clients using pfSense as their DNS server. If it's using some other DNS server, it may be finding fiinas by NBNS and not DNS.