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Re: [Openvpn-users] remote client resolve hostnames on VPN's LAN?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] remote client resolve hostnames on VPN's LAN?
  • From: "Jeff Crocker" <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:26:30 -0700


I am able to connect via VPN connection if I enter the hostname WITH
the domain. For example…

I have an Asus router at on my LAN given the hostname
"asus". The local domain is "cg.lan". If I enter "asus.cg.lan" it
resolves. If I enter only "asus", it does not, BUT when I'm directly
connected to the LAN (no VPN), "asus" DOES work.

At this point, it's somewhat of a moot point because it does work by
entering the full name, but I would like to learn why it works this
way. Why can't I enter only "asus" when connected via the VPN?

I may need to provide further details. If so, please let me know what.

On 6/20/07, Jose Manuel <correojose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi.
> I have my Lan´s Dns in my VPN client, and resolve name perfectly.
> You have a route / firewall problem?
> Bye.
> 2007/6/21, Jeff Crocker <jeffcrocker@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >
> > Is there a way for a remote client to resolve hostnames on the VPN's
> > LAN without adding entries to the remote client's host file?
> >
> > My DHCP server assigns static IPs and hostnames to devices on my
> > network, but when I connect to my LAN via VPN connection (routed), my
> > computer is not able to resolve the hostnames (manually entering IPs
> > works great). I have tried pushing my DNS server's address, but that
> > doesn't work. Am I on the right track? I know I can make this work by
> > manually adding entries to the local computer's hosts file, but I
> > would prefer not to.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> >
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