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 From:  Mikael Bak <mikael at t dash online dot hu>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] local net dead if ISP not available
 Date:  Tue, 14 Sep 2010 08:17:34 +0200
On 2010-09-13 20:26, Dexter Filmore wrote:
> Am Monday 13 September 2010 11:53:07 schrieb Mikael Bak:
>> Dexter Filmore wrote:
>>> I just moved, no DSL yet, still of course I'd like m0n0 to provide dhcp
>>> leases, but it won't.
>>> I noticed this earlier: if m0n0wall can't connect WAN it won't provide
>>> LAN services. Is this a config issue or a bug?
>> Hi,
>> I have not seen this before.
>> You should try to enable DNS forwarder. Maybe lack of local DNS server
>> can produce this when no ISP is available.
> It is actually enabled. There's no local DNS. (I wish m0n0 had one...)

It actually sort of has.
If DNS forwarder is enabled then m0n0wall will act as a local DNS for
your DHCP clients. Please check on client machines if they get IP
configuration from m0n0's DHCP server and if client's DNS points to
m0n0's IP address.