DNS name resolution problem
Posted on 2002-05-30
Our DHCP servers assign 4 DNS server addresses along with and IP lease to the clients. 2 of the DNS servers are local and the other 2 are run by our ISP and are public. the 2 local DNS servers are listed first in the DHCP scope. Our two local DNS servers have a authoritative zone for our servers on the DMZ, that zone contains the private addresses for the servers. The public DNS servers contain the public addresses for the same servers. The problem I am having is that my Windows 2000 client will sometime correctly use the first DNS server in it list (assinged by DHCP) and other time it will ignore the 2 local addresses and go right the to public DNS servers for resolution. When that happens the client gets the public address and is therefore slower. I can't figure out why my workstation sometimes uses the local DNS servers and other times ignores them. Any help is appreciated. Our local DNS servers are Windows 2000 w/ sp2.