troubleshooting Question

DNS forwarding problem

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ken021600Flag for Australia asked on
Windows 2000
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Hi,


i configured 192.168.2.200 as my DNS, DHCP and WINS address. after dialing up to my isp, i found that i couldn't go anywhere. i issued "ipconfig /all" and found my DNS address was 192.168.2.200 instead of some address given by my isp. so i first disconnected from the net.

then from start--->program--->management tools--->DNS, under the "property" i chose "forward" tab, and from there i ticked "launch forward" and manually input 2 DNS server addresses which i got from my local ISP. so i thought everything would be fine---if 192.168.2.200 couldn't do the name resolution, it would forward the requests to my ISP's DNS servers...

unfortunately it doesn't work. could anyone tell me the cause of the problem and how to configure it the proper way?



and another quick question:
suppose i'm on a normal computer in a LAN. is there any command i can issue so that i can get hostnames and ip addresses of all the other computers in the same LAN? would it be possible for me to manually broadcast to all hosts on the LAN and let them return their respective hostnames and IP address? or, if this can't be done because i'm a normal user, can i log in as admin and let one of the servers(DNS, WINS, DHCP...) do it for me?




Thanks
KEN
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