Device Names on local Network are blocked as well


First of all great app.

There is one problem that I could not solve yet (I tried whitelisting for example): Device names on my local network (for example "raspberrypi") are blocked as well.

So when I ssh in to my Pi like this `ssh pi@rasberrypi` I cannot do it with NextDNS enabled but I get `ssh: Could not resolve hostname raspi: nodename nor servname provided, or not known`.

So I have use the device IP address with SSH which sucks and is hard to remember.


So is there a way to disable local network device name blocking?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Best Till

6 replies

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    • Rob
    • 3 yrs ago
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    As a workaround you could use rewrites that map your local hostnames to local IP addresses.

      • Till_B
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Rob Thanks for the workaround idea - but since this is clearly an annoyance - is there a plan to fix this anytime?

    • Jan.1
    • 2 yrs ago
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    NextDNS app uses a VPN and a VPN usually filters out local netbios traffic that allows you to identify hosts by defined names. You can't do nothing about it.  This will always happen when you use some sort of VPN.

    • Bhusan_Gupta
    • 2 yrs ago
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    You should be able to use 'raspberrypi.local' as the device name on the local domain.

    • burgundy_hat
    • 1 yr ago
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    Have you been able to solve it?

    I want to setup an SSHFS for my steamdeck and using static ip is not a valid solution.

    • bobsmith
    • 1 yr ago
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    goto windows/syste32/drivers/etc/hosts


    and add

    192.168.0.*** rasberrypi

    save and reboot pc



    what is your router? did you make PI static and added a mac to dhcp?

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