DNS Server can't access the internet
Posted on 2004-08-24
We have a small network of about 8 computers to include a windows 2000 DC which is also a DNS Server. We all use a private address behind a cicso firewall. Currently all the computers use a static ip address. Our default gateway(cicsco firewall) is 192.168.1.1
The DNS Server is 192.168.1.2. The rest of the computers are anwhere from 192.168.1.5
Every computer in our network can access the interest with IE6 and browse with no problem except the DNS Server. If I give the DNS Server a public address and plug it directly into our internet router it browses with no problem. If none of the computers could access the internet I would think it was firewall problem but all the computers behind the firewall can access the internet but the DNS Server
I've deleted the "." root zone on the DNS server and enabled fowarding with the two address from our ISP. I've tried pointing the DNS server to itsself and I've tried pointing it to the two public IP addresses but I still can't get it to browse the internet. One of our remote users who connects to the cisco firewall with the cisco vpn client can ping every computer on our network but the DNS Server.
Would there be anything in how I have dns setup that would prevent the DNS server from accessing the internet with the private ip addressis uses behind the cicso firewall? What can I do to get the DNS Server to access the internet. I'm thinking that if it can access the Internet then our remote user will be able to ping it and map a network drive to it.