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Cant access home page hosted by ISP

Hi Guys,

I have a W2K DNS server (example.com) with the same acting as a DC. This is the only server in my LAN. Now we also have a website www.example.com hosted by a third party. I CANNOT access the website (www.example.com) from any clients machines or server. I have set the forwarders to point to my web hosting companies domain ip address. but I still cant get to our website. I have a Linksys router acting as gateway.

Thanks for all the help
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wilkersons
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emiseryCommented:
Have you done a traceroute to see where you're packets are dying?  I would run several tracert's and see if they are stopping at the same point.  This could tell you if it's in you network, the ISP's network, or somewhere random.  If it's somewhere different every time, it could be a routing issue beyond your control.  Hope this helps at least a little...
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justintxCommented:
some questions...

-can you get to the site by typing in the IP address instead of the DNS name?
-can you get to the site through the DNS name from a computer that's not on your LAN?
-has this website worked before and just recently stopped working?

justintx
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wilkersonsAuthor Commented:
Justintx,

-can you get to the site by typing in the IP address instead of the DNS name?
 no response

-can you get to the site through the DNS name from a computer that's not on your LAN?
yes

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wilkersonsAuthor Commented:
emisery,

i think this is so bcause the way the AD has been named. It is the same as the web address. has to be a way to go around this problem

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justintxCommented:
hmmm.... so you've set up a name server entry for www.example.com equal to the hosting company's DNS server, right?

justintx
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wilkersonsAuthor Commented:
yep
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justintxCommented:
...and your local domain that your DC controls is example.com as well?  hmmmmm....  it seems like a Name Server entry set up for www should fix it.  lemme think about this.

justintx
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sr_millarCommented:
Hi,

I had this problem - try the following:

Dial up or connect to the internet on a seperate PC (i.e. not connected to your lan).  I connected from home.

Type ping www.example.com and note the IP address that replies.

Go onto your W2K Box and look in DNS.  You probably have a forward lookup zone called example.com.

Add a DNS record called "WWW" into this zone and enter the IP address you noted from your home PC.

Try connecting from a PC on your LAN to www.example.com.  You may need to do a IPCONFIG /flushdns on the PC before it will work.

Stuart
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