Weird LAN IPs



  • Hi there,

    What I have:

    DNS Forwarders enabled
    DNS Server disabled

    The problem: when I tried to ping a computer by hostname, it returned a different IP not the LAN IP (192.168.1.x)

    Need help on this,

    Thanks



  • Details a little to vague to really allow any help, however…

    It sounds like the unspecified hostname is resolved by the DNS server's you are using.



  • Everything's running ok until I tried to disable the DNS Forwarder, I lost internet connection. I enabled it again and when I tried to ping a computer by hostname, it returned a different IP (74.200.220.215) not the LAN IP (192.168.0.x)

    I can still ping the LAN but only if I specified their local IP (192.168.0.x)

    What went wrong?



  • When you disable the DNS Forwarder and your clients have the pfSense as DNS Server the "should" no longer be able to resolve names.

    I suspect that 74.200.220.215 is your public IP on WAN. This happens when you try to resolve a name that does not exist.

    Did you enable on the DNS forwarder page that DHCP-lease names are added to the hosts-list of the DNS forwarder?



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    When you disable the DNS Forwarder and your clients have the pfSense as DNS Server the "should" no longer be able to resolve names.

    I suspect that 74.200.220.215 is your public IP on WAN. This happens when you try to resolve a name that does not exist.

    Did you enable on the DNS forwarder page that DHCP-lease names are added to the hosts-list of the DNS forwarder?

    This is what I only have on my DNS Forwarder…

    Thanks


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