Okay I have two Windows 2000 Servers on a network.
Server 1 - 10.0.0.134 (PDC - Running Active Directory and DNS Server).
Network Settings has 10.0.0.134 and 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 listed as DNS Servers.
DNS Server is configured as Root and has a "." zone
Server 2 - 10.0.0.130 (Member Server running IIS)
Network Settings has 10.0.0.134 and 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 listed as DNS Servers
If I got to a command prompt on Server2 and do an nslookup for mail.eclipse.co.uk. using either 18.104.22.168 or .65 DNS Servers it returns the IP address, which is Great!
However if I do a nslookup for mail.eclipse.co.uk using 10.0.0.134 DNS server then it fails and returns no result. Why is this ???
Also if i do a ping mail.eclipse.co.uk at the CMD prompt it says Unknown Host, however if I ping the IP address for mail.eclipse.co.uk (22.214.171.124) it pings fine.
Now I guess whats happening here is ping does an nslookup against the 10.0.0.134 dns server and fails and then says Unknow Host.
1)Why doesnt it then try and do an nslookup against 126.96.36.199 or then 188.8.131.52 as they are also listed as DNS servers in my Windows network settings???
2) Why doesnt the 10.0.0.134 dns server resolve the address via. one of the internet root dns servers - is it because it is setup as a root server itself???
Anyone need any more info just ask...
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