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Sunday, 20 January 2013

HMA! Mountain Lion DNS problem

Having recently taken more of an interest in my online privacy I started to use Hide My Ass!

On Windows the HMA! client works well but on OSX, certainly Mountain Lion 10.8.2 it would launch and connect but nothing would work.

Traced to DNS.  I pass the Google DNS servers ( & to my clients via DHCP.  The MAC had these and DIG & NSLOOKUP both resolved fine but nothing else.  Browsers, Ping etc all failed.

HMA! Wiki suggested setting the DNS servers directly in the OS.  Which I did and bingo.  Everything works.  So to recap, thats setting the same DNS servers statically rather than via DHCP.

Raspberry Linux & HMA! post to come.  Thats not so easy!