Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Fix DNS resolution of Tunnelblick/OpenVPN VPN on Mac OS X
Sign in to Add to Watch List

IT & Programming > System Administration

View Change History

The client has made the following changes to the job.


Job awarded.

Jan 29, 2013

Job Description

  |  Change History >>


  • Posted: Mon, Jan 28, 2013
  • Time Left: Closed
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Client prefers freelancers from:

    You are still able to submit a proposal for this job.

    The client prefers freelancers from
    a different location.

    You're still able to submit a proposal for this job, regardless of your location.
  • Start: Immediately
  • Budget: Less than $500
  • Fixed Price Job
  • Elance Escrow Protection
  • U.S. freelancers must have W9
Sign in to view client's details

I'm on Mac OS X 10.8.2 using Tunnelblick 3.3beta21b to connect to an OpenVPN virtual private network. DNS resolution from our internal DNS server is not working.

I want to connect to my database machine using the short hostname "db1".

Here's what I've tried:

$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
search mydomain.com
nameserver # this is our internal DNS server

$ dig db1 # this is the machine I want to connect to
db1. 0 IN A

$ nslookup db1

Name: db1

$ ping db1 # however I can't ping using the hostname
ping: cannot resolve db1: Unknown host

$ ping # I can ping my db1 server at the IP address
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=63 time=85.528 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=84.322 ms

$ ping db1. # the hostname works with a trai...

Sign in or Register to see more

Job ID: 37287142
Avg $ | High $ | Low $ — Show Pricing
  • Submit Date (Latest)

 United States  |  
 0.0   |  $0 Earnings   |  0 Jobs
Bid ID: 37373741  |  Submitted: Jan 31, 2013 01:37 ET 
Proposal SEALED

 India  |  
I provide Linux server administration, automation, web infra install and configuration services to be PCI compliance. Amazon EC2 deployment in a...
 0.0   |  $0 Earnings   |  0 Jobs
Bid ID: 37312011  |  Submitted: Jan 29, 2013 10:32 ET 
Proposal SEALED

 United States  |  
During more than fifteen years as an IT professional, I have successfully managed, developed and implemented solutions for clients ranging from...
 5.0   |  Private   |  10 Jobs
Bid ID: 37293797  |  Submitted: Jan 29, 2013 00:00 ET 
Within 1 day
Elance is now an Upwork company.
Upwork is the choice of 4M+ clients. Get started working on Upwork today.
Are you ready to post a job like this one?
Post a Similar Job »