Configure WINS and DNS Servers

Mobile VPN clients use shared Windows Internet Name Server (WINS) and Domain Name System (DNS) server addresses. DNS translates host names into IP addresses, while WINS resolves NetBIOS names to IP addresses. These servers must be accessible from the Firebox or XTM device trusted interface. Make sure you use only an internal DNS server.

For more information about how DNS is used for lookups over a mobile VPN connection, see DNS and Mobile VPNs.

In the network configuration, you can specify WINS and DNS servers to use.

Although you can add up to three DNS servers, the mobile VPN clients use only the first two in the list.

  1. Select Network > Interfaces.
    The Interfaces configuration page appears.

Screen shot of the Network Interfaces page, DNS Servers and WINS Servers section

  1. (Optional) In the Domain Name text box, type a domain name that a DHCP client appends to unqualified host names.
  2. In the DNS Server or WINS Server text box, type the primary and secondary address for each DNS or WINS server.
  3. Click Add.
  4. (Optional) Repeat Steps 2–3 to specify up to three DNS servers.
  5. Click Save.

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