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By jsoto ·
I am setting up DNS, Wins, DHCP servers.

DHCP, WINS even the DNS server seems to be working properly. We are not connected to the Internet directly, I have a MS Proxy server for that purpose. But we are connecting some of our computers to another company's hp3000, their IP class and address is different, we have a router setup (DHCP Has an entry for the router). It seems that our computers take a little longer to connect to everything, EMail, specially to the HP3000 since its in a different subnet. I created Host file and downloaded to the clients and it made it a little better, but I wonder if the DNS is working at all.
Q: do I have to create and entry for the router?, How do I tell the DNS about the other subnet?. This is first time I setup all these components may be I did something wrong. can someone help?

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by TonyM In reply to DNS Server configuration

Make sure you have the correct settings in your gateway. Normally the routers ip is your gateway and usually ends in 1 ie.(000.0.000.1) Check the stack order of your protocols and make sure those are correct as well. Remove any protocols that you are not using like ipx/spx, netbeui. Hope this helps.

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by jsoto In reply to DNS Server configuration
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by Phinaddict In reply to DNS Server configuration

If you are using DNS you shouldn't need to have a host file on each client. Make sure that you have an entry in your DNS to the hp3000 and that should eliminate the need for the host file. you can check this by doing an nslookup on a client without a hosts file.
Depending on how your routers are set up you might need an additional entry in your router to point to the router for the subnet of the hp3000 (if the 3000 has an ip of 172.16.16.2 and it's gateway is 172.16.16.1 on your router you would minght need an entry such as ip route 172.16.16.0 255.255.255.0 172.16.16.1)

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by jsoto In reply to DNS Server configuration
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by douglas168 In reply to DNS Server configuration

Since you have DHCP, DNS, and WINS setup, I am assuming your clients are using TCP/IP and DHCP to get DNS and WINS.

Check the following:
1- Is your DHCP working properly with correct DNS, gateway, and WINS entries?
2- Do you have right NS and MX entries in DNS?
3- DO you have one DNS in each subnet? If so, have the one connect to Internet setup as Primary and cofigure the one in another subnet as secondary and copy from primay.
4- Is your WINS setup correct in each subnet? Are the WINSset to replicated each other? Also check lmhosts for invalid entries?


Hope this helps!

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