Connect to Pritunl with a custom DNS server¶
I faced this issue when I disabled
systemd-resolved on my system (Ubuntu 20.04) but Pritunl tried to update the DNS entry via
systemd-resolvd and it failed when the service wasn't running.
sudo systemctl stop systemd-resolved sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved
Logs where it tried to look for the service:
tail -f ~/.config/pritunl/profiles/* <14>Mar 10 23:54:25 a65e97e8075b8b500c5e9cfe29083e4d-up.sh: Link 'tun0' coming up <14>Mar 10 23:54:25 a65e97e8075b8b500c5e9cfe29083e4d-up.sh: Adding IPv4 DNS Server 126.96.36.199 <14>Mar 10 23:54:25 a65e97e8075b8b500c5e9cfe29083e4d-up.sh: SetLinkDNS(30 1 2 4 1 1 1 1) Call failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found. <8>Mar 10 23:54:25 a65e97e8075b8b500c5e9cfe29083e4d-up.sh: 'busctl' exited with status 1 Wed Mar 10 23:54:25 2021 WARNING: Failed running command (--up/--down): external program exited with error status: 1 Wed Mar 10 23:54:25 2021 Exiting due to fatal error
You can see it fails at the step
Call failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
- The solution is to disable
NetworkManagerlevel. You need to add the following config block which overrides these settings at
[main] ... dns=default systemd-resolved=false ...
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager
Now, when you try to connect to Pritunl, it will work fine :)