OpenVPN and DNS in Ubuntu 17

Posted: May 24, 2017 in Ubuntu, Uncategorized

Ubuntu 17 uses resolved for DNS resolution. This does not always work very well with OpenVPN. When your DNS is not resolved correctly (always externally instead of internal addresses), try to use this fix here.

Update the line in /etc/nsswitch.conf:

`hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns myhostname`

into

`hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] myhostname`

This changes the order in which the calls are resolved.

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