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Internet Access from local Win2K Server

By nordeide ·
Hi,

I need to set up a local Win2000 server
(local IP address range, local domain name),
but still be able to access the Internet
through an ISDN router.

I learned from a previous question I posted,
that I should not enter my ISPs DNS server
under TCP/IP properties, as this gives a lot
of DNS calls. (Thank you, Andy_P)

How do I then access the Internet? I set up
a domain <company>.local, and I understand
I have to set up the local DNS server as a
root server. In the answer to my previous
question, Andy_P told me to check for "DNS
Forwarders"

What is this, and how do I set it up?

Thanks a lot!

-Rolf.

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by Andy_P In reply to Internet Access from loca ...

Rolf

In the DNS manager under forward look up zones you should see your "company.com" folder and a "." folder.

The "." folder means you DNS is acting as a root server, no good if you want access to the web and your not a root server in real life. Delete the "." folder

Exit DNS manager for the change to take effect.

Now in DNS manager when you highlight your server and right click properties your see the forwarders tab is no longer greyed out.

That's where you ISP DNS IP's go.

make sure youe Default Gateway is the ISDN router and your in business

Each time your DNS server gets a query it doesn't know about it will forward the request to the IP address supplied in the Forwarder tab. Because the IP address is not on your network it will pass it through the gateway.

Job Done.

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by nordeide In reply to Internet Access from loca ...

Andy_P,

Thank you for your answer. I have heard
similar advice from others, but it is nice to have it confirmed.

-Rolf Nordeide-

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