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TCP/IP Settings for Windows NT 4.0 DNS

By mteff ·
I have been reading through the white papers and articles on DNS. One question comes to mind, how should the TCP/IP setting, specifically the DNS Tab be setup on a Server running MS Windows NT 4.0 Server with DNS. In a couple of books and in articles from MS, the picture they show only has the server and domain name entered, there are no servers listed in the DNS Service Search Order. Is that meant to be blank? What happens if you do enter an address, will it cause problems for the DNS? Thanks for any information.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Windo ...

You should have itself set as the DNS server in the DNS Tab

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by cavedweller In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Windo ...

DNS resolves a query by going down the list of nameservers and asking the first one it can talk to. It won't ask the second if the first one doesn't know.

Without an entry the server should ask "localhost" (itself). If you enter another addressit must be able to resolve queries for your local domain.

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by mteff In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Windo ...

Maybe I need to expand my questions, the issue I am having is that my DNS server is not finding the IP address of valid domains. If the domain is not cached it has not been going and finding it. So the question becomes, if my domain server does nothave the address cached, who does it go talk to? What determines that? Does it use the DNS servers listed in the TCP/IP properties, or does it go to the root servers that are listed in the DNS database? Thanks

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by Astute In reply to TCP/IP Settings for Windo ...

Yes u can leave the entry blank as long as u r machine is able to resolve external domains.

There will NOT be any kind of problem if you enter a valid Name resolver IP ( either on your subnet or on any IP on Net).

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