VLANs and name resolution



  • We have VLAN10 for File Server and VLAN20 for workstation.

    I created a firewall rule, and computers in VLAN20 can talk with the file server in VLAN10 via private IP address. As the file server has a name (file-server), I want them to access it via host name.

    Sorry, but I am a beginner of this area. It sounds like DNS and name resolution issue. At a glance phSense has DNS forwarder and Routing feature. Is it possible to let it act as name server? If so, which menu should I go? I believe that I just need to enter host name and IP somewhere.

    Thank you for your help in advance.


  • Banned

    Use tiny DNS



  • Thank you. I just installed it. I will try it. Best regards,



  • @ttanemori3:

    At a glance phSense has DNS forwarder and Routing feature. Is it possible to let it act as name server? If so, which menu should I go? I believe that I just need to enter host name and IP somewhere.

    Go to Services -> DNS forwarder, enable DNS forwarder, scroll down to to Host Overrides and add the hostname to IP address mapping(s) you require.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Yeah the host overrides are prob a better option than tiny dns for someone that is new to name resolution.  Depending on how many servers you want to resolve, if only a handful or two clearly the easier method.



  • That is right. DNS forwarder worked. Thank you very much for providing me the instructions!


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