Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

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Re: Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

Postby russellhltn » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am

danpass wrote:However, in the event that someone chooses to set a static IP address for a Windows computer locally on the device, this setting is independent of the DNS server(s) setting.

Regarding your screen shot. While it looks like the settings are independent, on my machine, once I set a static IP the DNS switches to static and the setting is grayed out.

So, my choices are: Auto IP/Auto DNS, Auto IP/Manual DNS, Manual IP/Manual DNS. There's no way to do Manual IP/Auto DNS.

Edit: A quick read suggests there is no standard for Static IP/Auto DNS. The Auto DNS is part of the information the computer receives from the DHCP when it gets an IP assignment. There doesn't seem to be a way to get the DNS without that. If you set the Static IP locally, there's no contact with the DHCP to get that information.
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Re: Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:39 pm

Hmmm, I still haven't received an email. At any rate, I noticed the following error in TM when I click on the Filter Type link:

Firewall's DNS are not valid. Filter may not be working correctly.

I assume that doesn't actually affect anything, and they just need to update something, but thought I'd mention it in case someone is monitoring this.
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Re: Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

Postby danpass » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 am

russellhltn wrote:
danpass wrote:However, in the event that someone chooses to set a static IP address for a Windows computer locally on the device, this setting is independent of the DNS server(s) setting.

Regarding your screen shot. While it looks like the settings are independent, on my machine, once I set a static IP the DNS switches to static and the setting is grayed out.

So, my choices are: Auto IP/Auto DNS, Auto IP/Manual DNS, Manual IP/Manual DNS. There's no way to do Manual IP/Auto DNS.

Edit: A quick read suggests there is no standard for Static IP/Auto DNS. The Auto DNS is part of the information the computer receives from the DHCP when it gets an IP assignment. There doesn't seem to be a way to get the DNS without that. If you set the Static IP locally, there's no contact with the DHCP to get that information.


Thanks! I stand corrected.

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Re: Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

Postby Hagothsen » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:15 am

For Manual IP/Auto DNS, a half-way solution would be to use the router's IP address as the DNS address of your static IP configured device. I know it works on consumer routers. I've never tried it on a Meraki MX64, behind a managed domain.

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Re: Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

Postby miken2av » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:39 am

We had an issue with the new DNS settings blocking photos.google.com. I actually found out from my daughter who is serving a mission in IIF. Last week should could get to google photos at her local FHC and this week she couldn't. I checked at our buildings at it was blocked as well. I emailed mht an OPENDNS block screenshot and they were not aware of it but checked and found the same result. Within a few minutes I had a return email that it should be fixed. I checked and it photos.google.com now works. I have used OPENDNS at home for years and love it. My kids have not been so fond of it. ;)

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Re: Meetinghouse DNS Setting Changes

Postby natet » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:55 pm

Has anyone else had issues with computers losing their DNS settings periodically? I went through all my buildings today and made sure the DNS was set for computers I had moved to static IP's. I tested each computer after I put in the DNS addresses. In at least 2 cases, the computers lost the changes and ended up with a blank DNS later in the day and had to be set again. In one case, it lost it multiple times.


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