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By kevin ·
Trying to set up NT DNS server that will be our DNS link to the internet. However, after setting up all the names and nameservers, I still cannot do any lookups beyond our network. I have set up a static IP address outsideof our firewall, but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.
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Kevin

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by insatiable In reply to DNS on NT

I hope this helps -- it's been a couple of years since I setup a DNS. At the least, maybe it will prompt someone else to answer or make a lightbuld go off over your head on what is missing from the resolv. (smile)
Do you have a parent domain from INTERNIC configured in your DNS? (and I hope this one doesn't sound stupid...)
Did you register your domain with a registered regional so you got an in-addr.arpa?
Another area to check would be your named.root file -- it's supposed to be up-to-datewhen you install, but you can ftp it from the internic. You don't have to do this all the time, but it can help with the dbcache..
GOOD LUCK!!
Melissa

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by dlw6 In reply to DNS on NT

Maybe you're already working this angle, but it's not clear in your question. Is your DNS server registered with the NIC, or with a registered top-level DNS server? Did your ISP/WAN provider give you any DNS server addresses to link to your server?

If you do a name search and your DNS server doesn't have the information, it goes to other DNS servers it knows about. If those servers don't know, they query still other servers, and so on until one of them has the information and it gets handed along back to the client. Your DNS then caches the data for a period of time in case other clients request that data. That's a simplification, but the point is that your DNS has to talk to other DNS servers to do its job, because it can't store every name lookup your clients might want to use.

Your ISP/WAN provider, whoever is selling you your internet connection, should be giving you some DNS server addresses that your DNS can query.

Good fortune,
Don

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