Cisco 837 - how to set up DNS proxy? Bug in IOS?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Jim Willsher, May 27, 2006.

  1. Jim Willsher

    Jim Willsher Guest


    I'd like to configure my 837 as a DNS proxy. The 837 is,
    and I'm using it as a DHCP server.

    What I'd trying to achieve is this: I'd like my LAN devices to get
    their addresses via DHCP, and for the router to act as the DNS server,
    forwarding requests to the actual DNS servers provided by my ISP. So
    an IPCONFIG /ALL on a client would show "Default Gateway"
    and "DNS Server".

    According to release notes here

    (search for "DNS Proxy") I should be able to do this, and the key
    requirements seem to be these two commands:

    ip dns server
    ip name-server


    when I enter the ip name-server command, specifying my ISP's DNS
    server ( the command never "sticks". If I enter:

    conf t
    ip name-server
    sh run

    there is no trace of the Buf if I instead enter:

    conf t
    ip name-server
    sh run

    the command is there. So it lets me enter an internal IP but not an
    external IP. But that defeats the object - I need to be able to
    specify the ISP's IP.

    Somebody posted an identical question (and answer) here:

    so it looks like I'm on the right lines. But could this be a bug in
    the IOS? I'm running 12.4(8).

    Or am I going mad?...

    Jim Willsher, May 27, 2006
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  2. Jim Willsher

    fm Guest

    Try .............
    adding [ppp ipcp dns request accept] to [interface Dialer1]
    and [Import all] to
    ip dhcp pool sdm-pool1
    import all
    fm, May 27, 2006
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