Help using DNS forwarder



  • Hello everyone,

    I am trying to use the DNS Forwarder in the services tab of pfsense.
    I used this guide to try to set it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcaHwlm6ECU
    However, I do not get the same results as the video. I cannot seem to get facebook's website to direct to another ip.

    In host I have www
    Domain I have facebook.com
    Ip address I have 192.168.1.1 and have also tried a bogus ip like 127.0.0.1.

    Please advise or let me know if you need anymore information.
    Thank you!



  • Is your test client using pfSense as its DNS?



  • @KOM:

    Is your test client using pfSense as its DNS?

    I believe so. Is there a way I can check for sure?



  • Is there a way I can check for sure?

    By checking its network settings.  Ar we talking about a Windows box, Linux box, random device?



  • @KOM:

    Is there a way I can check for sure?

    By checking its network settings.  Ar we talking about a Windows box, Linux box, random device?

    Windows box



  • Well then, considering you're configuring a routing firewall, I would hope you know how to check Windows network settings:

    Press WinKey+X - Command Prompt.  Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.  Scroll down until you find your Ethernet adapter in the list, and then read on for its DNS settings.



  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Why would you try and use a video from 2012 using pfsense 2.0.1??  what version of pfsense did you install?  Current is 2.2.4

    pfsense doesn't even currently use a forwarder (dnsmasq) it uses resolver unbound out of the box.

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish?  Are you trying to block "situs" whatever that is suppose to be - user can not even type sites correctly when posting video to youtube - and your going to follow that??  WTF??