(Win 2K) DNS service cannot resolve host machine’s IP.

Hi, I am administrating a windows 2000 network, with the MS DNS service running on the main server. The DNS server seems to be running fine, providing itself and all the clients with the appropriate look-up responses, except for one, it does not seem to be able to see itself.

I am running IIS and I know it is working as I can browse the default website as long as I use my ISP's DNS servers instead of my own.

The server responds to pings using both it's own IP as well as if try to view the site, either by URL or localhost in a browser it informs me that the site is cannot found.
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Did you create a PTR record in the in-addr.arpa reverse lookup zone for this server?
Do you have NS, A and SVR records for that particular server lised in the appropriate zone?

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In addition to what lrmoore has put above, make sure 127.in-addr.arpa is in ur reverse lookup zone.

try a simple query on ur DNS server

BlaizeXLAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the imput people, but I am a DNS noob and still at a bit of a loss.

I have checked the in-addr.arpa and there does not seem to be a PTS record there, how do I create one?

I do have the NS, A and SVR records listed in my forward look-up zone.

And finally 127.in-addr.arpa is in my reverse look-up zone.

Does this help?
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