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DNS for OpenVPN not working

asked 2015-04-28 18:29:23 +0000

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updated 2015-04-29 02:14:45 +0000

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I just migrated from Ubuntu to Fedora 21. I configured an OpenVPN client connection to a remote server using .ovpn file (import function in Network manager). Then added DNS server IP address in the IPv4 section, just the same way I did on Ubuntu. The connection works, but... domain names are not resolving. I can access any private web site by its IP address only, not by its domain name. What is the first thing I should check? What's suppossed to be the problem?

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answered 2015-04-29 02:29:12 +0000

You need to add a config file on /etc/NetworManager/dnsmasq.d like

configuration file my-private-net.conf

The content of the file should be something like


Hope that help.

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Unfortunately, it doesn't help. I have the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in my Chrome browser. Strangely the nslookup command successfully shows IP addresses of private domains, but the traceroute indicates an error.

Serge ( 2015-04-30 18:30:58 +0000 )edit

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