Manage DNS Forwarder

In the Security Connector console, you can manage DNS forwarder. This area of Security Connector allows you to:

  • View traffic statistics of connections from DNS forwarder to ​SIA​ DNS. For more information, see View DNS Forwarder traffic statistics and DNS Forwarder status.

  • View the health status of DNS forwarder. For more information, see View DNS Forwarder health status and DNS Forwarder status.

  • Enable query and response logging. These logs are sent to ​Akamai​ when an error occurs that requires troubleshooting. For more information, see Enable or disable query and response logging.

  • Enable or disable DNS forwarder. By default, Security Connector is enabled with DNS Forwarder. For more information, see Enable or disable DNS Forwarder.

  • Change the DNS Forwarder port. You can choose the outbound TCP port 443 or 853 for DoT connections. For more information, see Change the DNS Forwarder DoT port.

  • Configure a local DNS server if the corporate DNS server that you configured as a Security Connector DNS Server is an authoritative DNS server for internal domains only. If you configure a local DNS server for DNS Forwarder, the corporate DNS resolver becomes a fallback server in case ​SIA​ DNS is not reachable. If you apply a local DNS server configuration, you can then set the Security Connector DNS name server to use the ​SIA​ DNS server IP. For more information, see Configure local DNS servers. To configure the Security Connector DNS server, see Configure DNS name servers.