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Meraki dns issue

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A model citizen

Meraki dns issue

I’m using a MX84.  I can ping the dns server by its ip but not by its dns name. 

 

For example, I can ping 172.16.0.25, which is the dns server. It’s bostame is scaserv1, but I can’t ping it. 

 

Any my idea why?

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Head in the Cloud

Re: Meraki dns issue

@tantony, how are you mapping your drives? Unless you add a WINS server (please don't) in your client VPN config on the MX, something like \\server01\files won't work. You'll need to map the drives as \\server01.domain.local\files, using the FQDN. 

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki dns issue

If you are using Windows, try going to a command prompt, then run "nslookup".  Make sure it reports that it is using the correct DNS server IP address.  If the wrong IP address is reported then examine your IP configuration to see why the machine is using the wrong DNS server IP address.

 

Put the server name in.  If resolution fails then the DNS server has no entry for that name.

A model citizen

Re: Meraki dns issue

I think it's a user or Windows 7 issue because other people who are on VPN can connect by DNS with their Windows 10 computers.  We only have this one user using Windows 7.

A model citizen

Re: Meraki dns issue

I guess it's a Windows 7 issue because when I connected to VPN on Windows 7, I could ping it by ip and dns.  But, if I try to go to folder by unc path, it won't work, only by ip.

 

I just changed the path from dns to ip address, so it's working now.

Head in the Cloud

Re: Meraki dns issue

@tantony, how are you mapping your drives? Unless you add a WINS server (please don't) in your client VPN config on the MX, something like \\server01\files won't work. You'll need to map the drives as \\server01.domain.local\files, using the FQDN. 

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