[Freeswitch-users] freeswitch not honoring /etc/hosts file

Sean Devoy sdevoy at bizfocused.com
Fri Mar 27 15:44:22 UTC 2020

I strongly suspect this is your VPN software.  VPN’s must intercept IP packets to route them through the VPN.  That reroute include DNS resolution of the final destination. The VPN needs to check the hosts file for the final IP. FreeSwitch has nothing to do with it.

To test, with the VPN up, ping a name in your hosts file.  Please let me know the results.


From: FreeSWITCH-users <freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org> On Behalf Of Joli Martinez
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:05 PM
To: FreeSWITCH Users Help <freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org>
Subject: [Freeswitch-users] freeswitch not honoring /etc/hosts file


I have a customer that has a VPN tunnel to my network.  I would like this customer to connect to me directly not through the SBC.  I have created routing between the Freeswitch box and my registrar server.  I have also created the entry in the /etc/hosts file.  When I ping the server I get the correct response back.  The issue is that Freeswitch is ignoring the /etc/hosts entry and doing its own DNS resolution.  How can I tell freeswitch to honor the /etc/hosts file entry first then use DNS?

I am running Debian 10 with freeswitch 1.10.2

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