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pfsense dns allow *.vpn.airdns.org via 8.8.8.8

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Hi there,

 

I followed the pfsense tutorial and got it all working, except for the last step with dns forwarder.

 

I'm connecting to "xx.vpn.airdns.org" instead of a IP. This provides some load balancing, since airvpn chooses a server for me. And a bit of extra security since it chooses a different server each time.

 

My problem is that I need a working DNS to initially connect to xx.vpn.airdns.org. Is there a way I can allow this specific request via 8.8.8.8, but no other? What I do now is I use the DNS Forwarder and "Query DNS servers sequentially", I uncheck it when I connect, and check it once connected. Is there a way i can avoid having to do this manually?

 

(My first dns server is airvpn's and the second is googles.)

 

 

 

thanks!

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good question.  this application would apply to other uses too.  unfortunately it seems the pfsense expert doesn't hang around this forum anymore.

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This is called conditional forwarding in dnsmasq, and it can be configured using something like this:

https://www.linuxsysadmintutorials.com/configure-dnsmasq-to-query-different-nameservers-for-different-domains.html

 

So in your case the additional line in the /services_dnsmasq.php page would be:

server=/airdns.org/8.8.8.8


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