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VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

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VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

Hey All,

 

on client vpn, is there a way to support only using short hostnames for DNS requests, rather than typing full FQDN?

 

my previous security appliance supported this option.

Zane D - IT Manager in Sin City NV
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Re: VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

You can set the search domains for the VPN connection. On macOS it's called "Search Domains" and on Windows it's the DNS suffix list. The MX will not supply this info to VPN clients, so you'll need to set it on the devices. 

MRCUR | CMNO #12
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Kind of a big deal

Re: VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

You can set the search domains for the VPN connection. On macOS it's called "Search Domains" and on Windows it's the DNS suffix list. The MX will not supply this info to VPN clients, so you'll need to set it on the devices. 

MRCUR | CMNO #12
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Re: VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

What about iOS search domains connected to VPN. Search domains are not able to be set there. It needs DHCP scope option 15 to work. Is there a way for the MX to have that? It will simplify the configuration on mobile devices.

 

Thanks

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Re: VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

@lauraCanadaIT There is no way to customize the DHCP options for the client VPN subnet that I'm aware of. If you issue a mobile config profile to your iOS users to set up the VPN, perhaps you can supply the DNS suffix with that config. 

MRCUR | CMNO #12
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Re: VPN DNS - Host name, Not FQDN

@MRCURUnfortunately, The MDM from Meraki does not allow custom profiles and iOS profiles doesn't allow it as well. I'm a little stuck here.

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