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DNS Configuration

By Chris ·
We are running a mixed NT/2000 network with 2 NT server and 2 Win 2K servers. One of the NT servers is set up as a DNS server and is connected to the Internet via dedicated dial-up. This server is a member server on our internal domain, and is also running Exchange 5.5. The internal Domain name and our INternet domain are the same, but our site is hosted by our ISP.

Our primary Win2000 server, which is supposed to be a secondary server, keeps getting an error message that it is receiving packets to itself. Can't figure this out, and am banging my head against the wall while I run in cirles.

Does anybody have an idea about where I can find a good sample DNS configuration for NT? I would really appreciate a real world example/sample.

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by Barry Hensley In reply to DNS Configuration

Check out

Article I Q218814

This article indicates the possible causes of this problem and how to resolve them.

In SP4, the error is logged as a stop event. In SP5 or higher, the error is just an informational error and won't keep your DNS from functioning properly. However, your event log will still get full of error messages until you correct the situation.

I don't have a source for a real world NT DNS example. However, the article above should giveyou some very good pointers about how to configure DNS primary and secondary servers, etc.

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by Chris In reply to DNS Configuration

Sorry, TechNet was the first place I looked, and found this as well. This past weekend I uninstalled the DNS from the NT machine and configure the 2000 Server machine as the Primary DNS for the zone. THe 2000 Server still gets the error message, andI am almost positive that it is correctly configured.

Here is another bit of info that may help, our internal Domain (connected via dedicated dialup for mail/internet access) is the same name as our INternet domain, which is hosted by our ISP. Do I need to name our ISP's server as the primary DNS for our internal domain? Any ideas will be appreciated.

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