Cache Only Dns Entries?

By rogerm1978 ·
I have a Windows 2003 cache only DNS server on my internal network. I have forwarders setup to point to the OPENDNS servers to resolve external IP to hostname resolutions.

My issue is that I have an internal website that I need about 50 users to have access to. I need them to be able to access the site by hostname and not by IP so I need internal resolution.(I have tested it and I am able to access the site via IP:Port number but cannot when I input the hostname)

Question: Can I input a hostname entry on a 'cache only dns' server for resolution or do I have to configure zones on that dns server?(adding zones would defeat the purpose of having a 'cache only dns server' right?)

Thanks for any direction.

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Cache Only Dns Entries?

You could create a local host file and see if that works out for you.


Edit the file with the information and check it out.

worth a try

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Re: Host

by rogerm1978 In reply to Host

Thanks but I was looking for an alternative of doing that for 50+ users' workstations. I know that works but was wondering if I could modify the cache only dns server to achieve the same results


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by Wizard-09 In reply to Cache Only Dns Entries?

Add an A record to your internal dns server with the information this should work.

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by rogerm1978 In reply to Record

There is no zone to configure an A record for on a cache only dns server. Hmm...

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If there is no authoritative server

by seanferd In reply to Re:Host

that the cache-only server can get the lookups from, I don't see how this could work.

Have you tried the OpenDNS forum, checked the KB, or opened a support ticket with OpenDNS?

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