DNS Hell !!
Posted on 2002-04-22
Here's my dilemma..
Win2K DNS server, internal with AD integrated, trying to get forwarders to work.
I have added my External DNS server, running linux, ip address to my Internal DNS server in the forwarders option tab. My intention is for my Internal DNS to reply to queries for FQDN out on the Internet. DNS services have been stopped and restarted.
I do not have a root zone in my Internal DNS server (the . zone).
I can ping my External DNS server from the Internal DNS server, so firewall is setup properly for Internal DNS to access External DNS and viceversa.
When I use NSLOOKUP from Internal DNS server and change the SERVER option to point to External DNS server (or any external DNS server)...I can resolve Internet FQDNs just fine; however, if I change this setting back to Internal DNS server... I can no longer resolve Internet domains.
I've installed NetMon and I cannot see any packets trying to access any External DNS server from the Internal DNS; I can see all DNS traffic directed to the Internal DNS from my clients...
I'm at a loss here...any help will be greatly appreciated.