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dns and adsl router windows 2000 server

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How to have the Internal & External DNS working in a SOHO environment with an ADSL router and Windows 2000 server.

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by timwalsh In reply to dns and adsl router windo ...

Your only public IP address will exist on the WAN side of the router. The LAN side of the router and all computers on your network will use private IP addresses.

The following assumes that you will be creating an Active Directory (AD) domain using Win2K server:

Do NOT use the DHCP capability of your router if it has such a capability.

Give the computer that will be your Domain Controller (DC) a static IP address.

Create an internal DNS server that hosts a DNS zone for your AD domain (this server will probably be your DC). Configure this server to point to itself for Primary DNS. Do not configure Alternate DNS for this server. In DNS configuration, add your ISP's DNS server IP address in the Forwarders section. Do NOT configure your internal DNS server as a root server.

Configure all clients to use your internal DNS server as their Primary DNS.

What happens:

All DNS queries relating to internal domain resources are resolved by your local DNS server. All DNS queries relating to resources outside your domain (i.e. the Internet) are passed through your local DNS server to the DNS server(s) configured in the Forwarders section for resolution.

Hope this helps.

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