Alias issue

  • Hi
    When i add an alias ( IP and Hostname), i can not ping the hostname from pfsense box. I have to edit /etc/hosts from Shell.
    Why this problem occurs?

  • Do you mean Firewall Alias?
    Firewall Aliases are used in Firewall Rules and other places in the pfSense code. The Firewall Alias name and its associated IP addresses are not added to the DNS hosts file.
    (That would be quite difficult to implement generally, because aliases can have other aliases, FQDNs, networks… in them as well as simple IP addresses.)

    To get name/IP-address into /etc/hosts, add them to DNS Forwarder, Host Overrides.

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