I have configured my Fortigate with a new VPN IPSec tunnel to allow the iOS Cisco client to connect. That works fine. I can RDP to my servers, browse to my servers via IP address, etc.

But, the iPhone does not resolve my internal IP addresses. I have added the DNS servers that serve addresses for my internal users, as well as the WINS servers, but the iPhone acts like it doesn't see them at all.

config vpn ipsec phase1-interface
    edit "iPhone_VPN"
        set type dynamic
        set interface "wan1"
        set dhgrp 2
        set proposal 3des-sha1 3des-md5
        set xauthtype auto
        set mode-cfg enable
        set authusrgrp "iPhone_VPN_Users"
        set ipv4-start-ip
        set ipv4-end-ip
        set ipv4-netmask
        set ipv4-dns-server1
        set ipv4-dns-server2
        set ipv4-wins-server1
        set ipv4-wins-server2
        set ipv4-split-include "Dialup_VPN_Networks"
        set psksecret ENC xxxxx

For whatever reason, as far as I can tell, the iPhone does not 'see' the DNS or WINS entries. I don't know how to check it...

  • Have you flushed the DNS cache of the iPhone? anyway I don't know that much iOS but you can try to check if there is some command similiar to: HOST DIG in the Unix world – MixturaDementiae Mar 24 '12 at 11:18

perhaps you need to configure some firewall policies. Source interface should be iPhone_VPN and destination interface is the interface where your DNS and WINS server are connected to. Hope it helps. -Pietro.


You need to disable split tunelling for the DNS requests to be internal and not external!

UNSET ipv4-split-include "Dialup_VPN_Networks" will do the trick.

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