TrueNAS weird DNS/SMB/internet access issue

not sure if this is weird behavior or not. if I leave the DNS blank then TrueNAS can’t access update servers but SMB works with windows VM. If I put a DNS then I can update but the SMB disappears from windows VM.

Not an issue I have encountered, I am guessing you may have some custom DNS entries causing some issues.

if I use my pi-hole DNS address it acts this way. if I use it works fine.

actually, no. no matter what DNS I use, I see this behavior. can’t figure it out.