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Configuring DNS server on server2k

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Hi, in my home lab I'm running a DNS proxy (windows 2000 server machine). All of my PC's are querying the DNS proxy which in turn querys my ISP's DNS.


While watching some traffic, I noticed that a few of my clients were communicating with my ISPs DNS server directly. Something i wanted to avoid (just for testing purposes).  What setting changes this?

Also, what are some other good settings to configure under the Advanced Tab? I have everything set up default pretty much (apart from entering my ISP's DNS server in the forwarder section).
I noticed "round robin etc.." can someone explain the different features and settings to configure or provide a nice link?

Thanks
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on the clients, run "ipconfig /all"  This will tell you what DNS servers your clients are configured to use.  To accomplish want you want, they should only be using your internal DNS server.  If you are using DHCP, you can modify the DNS servers that are handed out during the automatic configuration
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Yea, they are set to autoconfig and are pulling info from the DHCP server. I found the setting. You have to check "only use this DNS server"

Any help on my other question though? What are some good things to configure in the Advanced Tab of the DNS ?
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Well I believe that round robin is this:

if you have multiple webservers that are serving the same page, you can create multiple DNS entries for it, and the DNS server will resolve the first request to the first IP address, then the next request to the next one, etc...

basically, you can configure load balancing so that 100 computers requesting pages from 4 identical servers would be directed so that 25 computers would be using each server (obviously this is theoretical in nature.  It won't be that perfect)
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