DNS

Use this page to configure the domain name system (DNS) services for the Smoothwall Filter and Firewall to use.

Navigation: NETWORK > Configuration > DNS.

Global
System DNS resolver A DNS resolver translates domain names back into IP addresses. You can configure the Smoothwall Filter and Firewall to either use its own internal DNS proxy to resolve domain names or specify an external server to use. The default behavior is to use the internal DNS server, unless one has been specified during installation (see Software Installation).
Primary DNS The IP address of the primary DNS server to use.
Secondary DNS The IP address of the secondary DNS server to use.
Save changes Saves any changes that you make.
DNS forwarders
Add new DNS forwarder Opens the Add new DNS forwarder dialog box so that you can add DNS servers.
Server IP addresses The server IP addresses or ranges.
Link Load Balancing pool or Local IP address The load balancing pool assigned to this DNS server.
Enabled Indicates if the DNS server is turned on.
Delete Removes the DNS server configuration.
Conditional DNS forwarders
Add new conditional DNS forwarder Opens the Add new conditional DNS forwarder dialog box.
Server IP The IP address of the domain-specific DNS server.
Domains The domains that belong to this DNS server.
Enabled Indicates if the conditional DNS server is turned on.
Delete Removes the DNS server configuration.
Static DNS hosts
Add new static DNS host Opens the Add new static DNS host dialog box.
Host IP addresses The host IP addresses or ranges.
Hostnames The host names to resolve from the IP addresses.
Enabled Indicates if the static DNS host is turned on.
Delete Removes the DNS host configuration.

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About domain name system (DNS) services

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Adding new DNS forwarders or hosts

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