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DNS and Windows NT 4.0

By natecasp ·
I have Windows NT 4.0 and I am running the Microsoft DNS service. I have created a couple zones (one for each domain). So I have zone A (domaina.com) and zone B (domainb.com) and everything seems to work good. When I ping www.domaina.com it returns with a reply to the correct web server, since i have created an alias record of www in domain A. However I would like to be able to ping domaina.com without a host and have it go to the same web server. When outside our LAN (on the Internet) I am able to ping either address and it will return with the web server. So I know it is possible since our ISP's DNS is doing it for all clients on the Internet. How can I make our internal DNS perform this same resolution. I have tried creating an '*' record however then I can use any other host name but it still will not work without typing a host name.

In short I need our internal DNS to resolve www.domaina.com and domaina.com to the same internal web server.

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by espen In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

The way to do this, would be to create a
host address equaling your domain
name. I am not familiar with MS Dns
services, but I imagine you would have to
rightclick the zone, to insert the ip
address of the zone name.

I'll look into it, and see if I find some more
details.

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by natecasp In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

Sorry, I really needed an answer for NT DNS server. I did finally find out that an alias record needed to be created with a blank host name.

However thanks for the response.

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by jfp51 In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

This URL (even thought it says windows 2000 FAQ has info at the bottom of the page for NT4

http://www.windows2000faq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=13515

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by natecasp In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

The site listed above is not valid. It returns an unknown ID error. However, I have already found the answer to my problem. Thanks

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by natecasp In reply to DNS and Windows NT 4.0

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