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By gsheplavy ·
I have a NT 4.0 server running DHCP and WINS. Clients are assigned the WINS server address, ip address, gateway and at h-nodes. The clients are Windows 95, 98 & NT. We have a DSL connection to the internet. The problem is if the DSL link is downit takes forever for name resolution to happen. From what I've read h-node should check the WINS server first and find our internal names. We use a terminal emulator and use a name versus an ip address to connect to our server. Am I missing something or is there anyway to have it check WINS first? Thanks

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to Name Resolution

Make sure you setup the DHCP server with the WINS servers there. Also Make sure the WINS server has its Primary and Secondary WINS Server address in TCP/IP Properties set to the same IP address as itself (This is a must). Also check and see if the DSL Modem does not have any features that may affect it. Such as DHCP.

Cheers ....

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by mebudman In reply to Name Resolution

You need to install a DNS server internally, that forwards external lookups to your ISP DNS servers. You also need to enable the Broadcast Address in the DHCP scope options. I have found that windows 98 clients will never broadcast for name resolution and the timeouts are horrendous. Enable the DNS to do WINS lookups if the name isn't in the DNS cache or zone, you should see your network response time increase at least 10fold. Also set your NT boxes to use DNS for netbios resolution (locatedon the WINS tab in TCPIP properties). I design all my NT networks to use this type of setup with consistent results.

Email me if you have any more questions.

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by gsheplavy In reply to Name Resolution

Thanks, it all worked out great. I appreciate your help!!!

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Name Resolution

If DNS is available, windows will default to DNS prior to WINS.
(Unless your IP address scope is 10.0.0.x, the internet forbidden adresses)
You may setup an internal DNS server with your host defined and then foward unknown names to the DSL (internet)
OR
Define (fill) a host file in every windows\system32\drives\etc file like
129.11.52.19 MyHost # My Host Server

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