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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 00:57:33 -0700

Thanks for the explanation.

You are on the money. I used Ethereal and confirmed that locally, when
i typed "asus", it was indeed requesting "asus.cg.lan" transparently.

Thanks again for your help.

On 6/21/07, Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jeff Crocker wrote:
> > Update…
> >
> > 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?
> One of the weird things in Windoze name resolution. When you are remote,
> you probably use DNS exclusively and when you want to use unqualified
> DNS names you will have to have cg.lan in your domain search list. This
> may be automatically pushed by DHCP locally, but bay be missing in your
> openvpn serrver configuration.
> Erich

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