Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#104 closed Bug / Defect (notabug)

DNS sometime not working in Windows

Reported by: johany Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN 2.1.4 (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords: dns


DNS sometime doesn't work in Windows XP. One some computers, this happens 50% of the connection attempts.
When it happens, the DNS servers provided by the 'push dhcp-option DNS xyz' option is shown correctly by a ipconfig /all

I have seen this problem being mentioned a number of times in the openvpn mailing lists, but I have never found a solution to the problem. The problem seems to date back to at least 2.0 betas.
I have only been able to test this with Windows XP, not Windows Vista/7.

The only work-around that I have found to actually work, is to have a route-up script run 'ipconfig /renew'.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by JJK

have you tried the


option that was introduced in 2.1.3?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by David Sommerseth

Resolution: notabug
Status: newclosed

Closing due to lack of response.

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