Domain Name System is used by devices connecting to the Internet to locate websites by mapping a domain name to a website’s IP address. For example, a DNS server maps the domain name www.fortinet.com to the IP address

A FortiGate can control which DNS servers the network uses. A FortiGate can also function as a DNS server, as can a FortiDNS.

Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis

Technical Writer at Fortinet
Bruce has been working with computers, and related technology, since before the World Wide Web was a thing. He has worked in system and network administration. He has even dabbled in technical support. He has made the switch to technical writing as part of his deep, dark and dastardly plan to make the arcane machinations of IT technology more easily understood by the poor folks who use it. That, and the voices in his head told him it was good idea. Never argue with the voices in your head. People will start to stare.
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  • Olopix

    Hello sir,

    is possible to make local DNS Server details below
    Client — Pi-hole DNS Server — Fortigate — Internet

    i just want to make school project, pi-hole block any adware + work as dns server, fortigate do other service (antivirus + spam etc)

  • Bruce Davis

    In order to configure your FortiGate to act as a DNS server go to System > Network > DNS Servers. The instructions for configuring the DNS Server section are in the Advanced Concepts section of the Install and System Administration Guide.
    Take into account that configuring a DNS server correctly often requires knowledge of DNS that is beyond the scope of the handbook.

  • tamer

    thanks , how we can make the FortiGate as DNS server to resolving our internal website ?