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Feature #335

make DNS work when connecting to your HDA over VPN

Added by cpg about 11 years ago. Updated about 11 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
10/14/2009
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% Done:

0%


Description

apparently some clients do not work well with DNS when the VPN is connected.

From ArisB:

  • When i connect to my HDA using openvpn using ubuntu 9.04 or Fedora Core 10/ 11 the dns does not work,
  • When i connect using Windows XP everything works just fine.

one possible solution is to listen in all interfaces. in /etc/named.conf change this line:

listen-on port 53 { 192.168.0.20; 127.0.0.1; };

to exactly this:

listen-on port 53 { any; };

then do this in quick succession:

service named stop
service named start

this is not a permanent solution, as it will only work until the next app install or samba settings change, etc.

some questions:

  • will it break the DNS server when the VPN server is turned off?
  • will it work reliably over time?

History

#1 Updated by cpg about 11 years ago

apparently, this does not work well.

http://forums.amahi.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20&p=3819#p3819

perhaps i do not understand the issue very well?

adding tfbox for ideas. probably the windows vpn client configuration file has a setting.

tfbox, do you have it handy?

thanks!

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