Posted on 2004-11-15
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
when I nslookup anything out on the internet my computer dosent kick back anything...it says the following:

*** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Can't find server name for address Timed out
*** Default servers are not available
Server:  UnKnown

Any ideas?
Question by:duemes
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Debsyl99 earned 2000 total points
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Have you got a reverse lookup zone configured on your server with relevant pointers? See Troubleshooting Nslookup.exe in the following link
How to use NSlookup

Deb :))


Author Comment

ID: 12588880
I have a reverse lookup setup, but it appears that

1) I didn't set it up correctly, or
2) I didn't set it up correctly...couldn't think of a number 2

Any ideas what I did wrong?

Author Comment

ID: 12588901
My servers DNS is pointing to itself...is that ok?

cable modem to router and the computers to router....

the computers are pointing to the Servers DNS server IP address
the server is pointing to its DNS server IP address
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Author Comment

ID: 12588913
Got it...I just had to setup a pointer to itself....darn...i totally forgot to do that....oops!

thanks for your help..points being awarded to Debsyl99
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Expert Comment

ID: 12588976
When you set it up with the wizard, right-click the reverse lookup zone. Click new zone, select active directory integrated, then click next. When asked for your network id type in the first 3 octects of your subnet
ie if you're on network type in 192.168.0 to give the reverse lookup zone

You should see ptr records in the reverse lookup zone for you dns server along with soa and ns records. You also need to make sure that dns is pointing at your internal dns server as preferred dns server in tcp/ip settings on the nics off both the server itself and the clients on the network.

Setting Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory
Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS

Deb :))
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Expert Comment

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lol - posted before I saw your last 3 comments!

Thanks, and glad I helped,

Deb :))

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