Resolver vs Forwarder? Difference



  • I sort of asked this in another forum here but I would like to know in some more detail what is the difference on how each of these operate.

    I was told the Resolver polls the root dns servers while the forwarder will give out the ones specify in the general setup.



  • Dispatchers, M.i.t.M.  In both cases the pfSense act as your site's DNS-server (pfSense(this firewall) port 53), unless you override that per client or that dhcp-server.



  • I think I understand now…

    So if I want to use my specific DNS servers, I should really either go with forwarding and put the entires in General, or put them in DHCP server tabs per interface.

    I have my VPN specific DNS so that there would be 100% anonymity when accessing internet sites.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    If your worried about dns queries being tracked by a specific dns provider.. Why would you not just use the resolver and send it out your vpn connection??



  • @johnpoz:

    If your worried about dns queries being tracked by a specific dns provider.. Why would you not just use the resolver and send it out your vpn connection??

    Would you care to explain how that works?  Not understanding still how the resolver would work in this case?  If it's still using root DNS to queries, then there is still logs of websites being accessed, though not by my IP, only through VPN's IP.