Facing DSN Resolution Issues

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Post by rafaelsolano » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:53 pm

Today the DNS resolution when connected on a VPN with Viscosity is not working.
My Mac is resolving addresses using its default DNS servers for the current wired connection, so resolution for internal addresses is not working.

I also tried to set DNS settings with "full DNS" and nothing changed, and I finally tried to set "split DNS" specifying internal servers (,, and internal domains.

Nothing changed.

My /etc/resolv.conf remains with the default configuration:
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[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# macOS Notice
# This file is not consulted for DNS hostname resolution, address
# resolution, or the DNS query routing mechanism used by most
# processes on this system.
# To view the DNS configuration used by this system, use:
#   scutil --dns
#   dns-sd(1), scutil(8)
# This file is automatically generated.
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My Viscosity version is 1.7.11 (1463).

Could you help me please?


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Post by James » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Hi rafaelsolano,

The resolv.conf file is not used on macOS. Please refer to the comments included in that file as well as the following link:
https://www.sparklabs.com/support/kb/ar ... unix-users

You can find instructions for seeing which DNS servers are active on your machine at:
https://www.sparklabs.com/support/kb/ar ... being-used

I also recommend updating to the latest version of Viscosity (1.7.14 at the time of writing).

James Bekkema
Viscosity Developer

Web: http://www.sparklabs.com
Support: http://www.sparklabs.com/support
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sparklabs


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Post by rafaelsolano » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Hi, I also tried using a routerlogin guide for my WiFi and it helped along with your links.

Thanks for sharing these. XoXo
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