Dns-relay works for resolving 1 server name, not the other

  • Hi
    I have 2 servers, using DHCP to acquire their IP.
    brooklyn: and fiinas:

    From my laptop, I can ping the nas using its name.

    C:\Users\Alex>ping fiinas
    Pinging fiinas [] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 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:  	00:0c:06:09:f3:eb  	brooklyn  	n/a   	n/a   	online  	static  	00:08:96:0d:09:13  	FIINAS  	n/a   	n/a   	offline  	static 

    PS: I can ping the ip address directly of brooklyn though

    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

    Do you have any idea why the DNS-relay doesn't work for brooklyn ?


  • Also, in the Diagnostics: DNS Lookup page, I have these results:

    Hostname or IP : fiinas	
    Create alias out of these entries. 
    Hostname or IP 	: brooklyn
    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. brooklyn.fii brooklyn 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)

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    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.

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