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DNS Setup on NT to resolve ext domains

By sam ·
When I add DNS on an NT server, with Primary & secondary IP addrresses for the ISP that we are connected to, when I ping a domain such as domain.com , I get the IP address for the domain-name in the first line, but after that I get "request timeout.." in the next three lines, so how do I setup this NT DNS so that I do NOT get request timeout and instead I get "reply from..." all through, just like when I ping a local workstation IP on the local the network. OR do I need to install a utility to help DNS work well on NT. I have setup DNS on a Linux box and works ok, such that when I do ping domain.com, it reply's ok all through withourt timeouts. How do I do this in NT??

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by cavedweller In reply to DNS Setup on NT to resolv ...

I think you have 2 seperate issues.

Open a command window and run nslookup. You will get a prompt. Enter the name or address you are looking for. If you get a good reply then your dns settings are correct. If you do not get a good reply you can try changing some of the settings. Use the "?" command for help. The "set all" command will show your current settings. The "exit" command will terminate the dns shell.

Some machines are setup to ignore ping. If you can resolve the name butcan't get a response this may be the problem. Try to access another service such as ftp or http that you think should be running on the remote machine instead of pinging.

Routing should not be an issue since you usually get an errror like "no route to destination" instead of a timeout.

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by shawn.flarity In reply to DNS Setup on NT to resolv ...

Verify that you can ping your default gateway first, then a valid ip on the other side of the gateway. If DNS is resolving the name correctly but you have no response you have a connectivity issue not a DNS issue.

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