I have TCPIP / DNS difficulties in our LAN
with a terminal emulation software called
- Reflection 4.0
- Win95b with MS TCPIP
(IP Network: 18.104.22.168
IP Adress: 22.214.171.124
Standard Gateway: 126.96.36.199
DNS Server: 188.8.131.52)
- Host: erni
IP Adress: 184.108.40.206
- ISDN Internetrouter: 220.127.116.11
- DNS server with local hostname records (for example: erni)
and configured to look up the providers DNS server on
192.168.2.1 if DNS lookups cannot be served from the local
If I open a new connection in the reflection term-emu software
of the type "Telnet-mgr" with Hostname "erni" all is fine.
I get the connection immediately. The DNS server is working.
The ISDN - line on router 18.104.22.168 remain closed.
If I open a new connection type "Telnet-mgr" with IP Adress
22.214.171.124 the router on 126.96.36.199 opens the ISDN connection
and after a while erni is responding.
Why opens the router the connection to the internet if I choose
the host by IP Adress? Same happens by reflection - ftp connection.
!!The problem is not there if I use the Win95- telnet.exe or ftp.exe!!
It seems that the reflection software first is asking a host on
the internet before searching the host on the local ip network.
I know that our LAN IP Adress (188.8.131.52) IS A PUBLIC IP ADRESS
(someone made a fault)! Could this be the problem?
Since losts of PCs use the ip adress instead of the host name
this means lots of work changing the reflection profile.