[pptp-server] DNS via VPN link

Cowles, Steve Steve at SteveCowles.com
Fri Sep 13 15:36:33 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aleksey zakharov [mailto:aleksey_poptop at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 2:46 PM
> To: pptp-server at lists.schulte.org
> Subject: [pptp-server] DNS via VPN link
> Hello, 
> I have PoPToP and Shorewall (firewall) setup on the same
> box. When I establish a VPN connection I have to use
> Local IP addresse to reach machines on the LAN & DMZ. I
> would like to setup a DNS server so that I can use
> hostnames. But I need to specify a Local DNS IP address
> in the ppp configuration so that when I establish a PPP
> VPN connection I will use DNS provided by my PoPToP.
> Thanks,
> Aleksey

Its hard to tell if your asking a question or just stating your
requirements. With this in mind -- have you read the man pages for pppd?
Specifically the "ms-dns" option. Once you setup a local DNS server, your
pptp client should query this server (first) for hostname resolution. At
least that's how it works at this end.

Steve Cowles

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