Server no longer can connect to Internet.
Posted on 2004-09-21
Ok...this is wierd. Last week everything is great. I have three 2003 servers, 3 2000 servers. One of my 2K3 servers is a domain controller and DNS server, one is my Symantec Ghost Server, and one is a member server/file server. Of my 2000 servers, one of them is also a domain controller.
Ok...so...like I said, last week, everything is cool. This week, I can no longer connect to anything not on the local network. But here is the wierd part....the problem is only affecting my 2003 servers. They cannot connect to the Internet anymore, my Symantec Server cannot connect to the LiveUpdate server anymore, and any attempt to connect to any address outside the network fails.
Internet Explorer yields the message "search page cannot be found.". Symantec tells me it is unable to connect to the update server.
Now...another wired detail. One of the 2K3 server is also an IIS server hosting our Intranet and Helpdesk sites. Both of those worj from inside and outside the company. So, traffic is allowed in, just nothing allowed out.
No other server or workstation on the network has any symptoms except the 2003 server, and they were fine last week. What's going on? Was there some freak virus or update that would stop this?
I've already tried setting Internet security to nothing, and it had no effect. This is wierd. It just started this week.