Short host names don't resolve?
Kim last edited by
I am testing pfSense at the moment - currently it's WAN configuration is obtained by DHCP - it's gateway is a Windows 2003 SBS server running DNS, DHCP and ISA (blegh!), which then connects to a Sonicwall.
I have set up our pfSense to use our SBS box as its DNS server (with the tick box about DHCP overriding), and enabled the DNS forwarder. I have also set up our domain name in the General Setup area.
I have a couple of test machines using pfSense as their gateway/dns server.
The problem I have is that these users have software that connects to our Exchange Server using the short host name ("exchange") - and this short host name no longer works. In order to get it working I need to configure the software to use the name "exchange.ourdomain.com".
I have tried entering manual forwarders in pfSense, however this still does not work (it does if I do a dnslookup on the machine, but not when entering the short host in a web browser).
So that once we go "live" with pfSense as our gateway, is there a way I can have it automatically resolve short hostnames?
sullrich last edited by
It should automatically resolve hostnames if the DHCP server is enabled for an interface. You can also add custom entries in Services -> DNS Forwarder.