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Fix DNS resolution of Tunnelblick/OpenVPN VPN on Mac OS X
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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 10.10.160.2 # this is our internal DNS server
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4


$ dig db1 # this is the machine I want to connect to
;; ANSWER SECTION:
db1. 0 IN A 10.10.160.3


$ nslookup db1
Server: 10.10.160.2
Address: 10.10.160.2#53

Name: db1
Address: 10.10.160.3


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


$ ping 10.10.160.3 # I can ping my db1 server at the IP address
PING 10.10.160.3 (10.10.160.3): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 10.10.160.3: icmp_seq=0 ttl=63 time=85.528 ms
64 bytes from 10.10.160.3: icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=84.322 ms


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

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