Issue with DNS server



  • Hi,

    I have a new Pfsense installation and once in awhile, the built in dns server will stop resolving certain queries… My browser fails to load a page and says DNS lookup failed, so I try on nslookup and get what I pasted below, but then I try nslookup on other domains and they work. If I wait a minute or two and try the same query again, it works. How do I fix my dns server?

    Server:  pfSense.localdomain
    Address:  10.10.3.1

    DNS request timed out.
        timeout was 2 seconds.
    DNS request timed out.
        timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Request to pfSense.localdomain timed-out


  • Banned

    Look at Status: System logs: Resolver perhaps? (In case you did tick any of the 'Register DHCP' checkboxes in DNS Resolver configuration, I'd suggest to untick those.)



  • There's no recent logs in the log area and there's no errors anyway.

    I have "Register DHCP leases in the DNS Resolver" checked - why uncheck this? It's the entire reason I am using pfsense as my DNS server


  • Banned

    @Mjennings:

    I have "Register DHCP leases in the DNS Resolver" checked - why uncheck this? It's the entire reason I am using pfsense as my DNS server

    Because Unbound is retarded. Check Redmine and/or this: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=89589.0


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