Access by hostname, not by IP address
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I am new to pfSense and networknig.
We have Cisco NAS in VLAN1 (192.168.1.20/24), and the host name is "cisco"
From computers in VLAN1, they can access to the Cisco NAS by "\cisco" on Windows or "smb://cisco/" on Mac.
However, from the other VLANs (ex. 192.168.2.0/24), access by host name does not work. They have to type \192.168.1.20\ or smb://192.168.1.20/
I added the host name, domain and IP in "Host Overrides" under DNS Fowarder, but it did not work.
Am I looking at different setting, or am I supposed to change anything else?
Are you using the forwarder? New versions of pfsense use the resolver by default.
So if you setup a host override for cisco.yourdomain.tld then your clients using that dns should be able to hit smb://cisco.yourdomain.tld
This is simple enough to verify with simple dns query.