Pretty new to Pfsense, I tried setting up a Host Overrides setting within DNS but it does not appear to be working for connected devices. I have cleared DNS cache on the client. I also checked that the system is set to do local DNS lookups but that did not help either.
Any clues or hints what I can try and test ?
Here’s a write up that Tom did for DNS Host Overrides pfsense DNS Host Overrides - YouTube
Thanks Tmi, been reading the manual but let me see what Tom has to say about it
Well I think it just took some time for the cache to expire as it did not work last night even after flushing my DNS cache but it is now working.
One other strange thing that I am trying to “resolve” is why PFsense is not resolving dishy.starlink.com.
See the example from google DNS and then Pfsense
>nslookup dishy.starlink.com. 18.104.22.168
Address: 192.168.100.1 <- this is correct as it should be on my network
Thanks for staying with me Tmi
I have set DNS Query Forwarding to “Enable Forwarding Mode” already but was still getting the strange response. Is there a flush DNS cache option in Pfsense. I normally clear windows dns cache but should I also do that for Pfsense when I am testing things ?
Yeah you can flush the DNS in pfSense. I do find it a bit odd though that you have it enabled but still have the issue. It could be a DNS Firewall rule issue that’s preventing it. But try flushing the DNS cache. Go to Status → Services and find the unbound and click restart. For reference see Troubleshooting — Troubleshooting the DNS Cache | pfSense Documentation