DNS not working on OSX Mavericks

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Sat Mar 14 14:54:13 PDT 2015

On Tue, 2014-04-22 at 17:34 +0100, Burton, Ross wrote:
> Hi,
> Using openconnect 5.99 on OSX Mavericks (via brew, with vpnc also for
> vpnc-script) I can connect to the VPN server, /etc/resolv.conf gets
> updated but Chrome can't seem to reach the network and doing DNS
> lookups directly using the OSX stack (dns-sd -q foo.com) show that
> it's using the non-VPN name servers. Basically, nothing works.
> To recap, where vpn.domain.name is a name that only works on the
> internal DNS servers:
> $ host vpn.domain.name
> Works, as /etc/resolv.conf has the VPN name servers in and this tool
> reads /etc/resolv.conf directly.
> $ killall mDNSResponder ; dns-sd -q vpn.domain.name
> Fails with no such record.
> I've reached the limit of my knowledge about OSX networking right now,
> so has anyone else encountered this or knows the fix?

I believe this is now fixed in the vpnc-scripts git repo, thanks to
Björn. Please let us know if it's still not doing the right thing for


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