Stand alone DNS server on 2003 not working, Am I nuts or is it buggy
Posted on 2005-03-20
I have a very simple setup:
At home I have a PC with Windows 2003 srvr install, DNS and Symantec AV for SMTP installed. The purpose is if my main network goes down, mail can spool at home and just send when the main netwokr comes up (HINT - This stops TONS of spam, as most spams try mail servers in reverse order).
I have the server at home static IP 192.168.199.3
I have a D-Link router on the cable connection with ports 53 and 25 mapped to 192.168.199.3
I have 3 public DNS servers at the office (1 stealth (on firewall), 2 visable (ns1. and ns2. both on 2003) I have my home IP registed as ns3.
Mail works 100%, but all of a sudden my home PC stopped getting dns updates from the stealth server.
I've try all the following:
1. set ns3 to get update from ns1 and ns2 (with ns1&ns2 told to all transfer from ns3)
2. on Ns3 I can load nslookup and do a full LS of the doamin from the stealth server, and ns1
3. Reinstall 2003, only added DNS, added the domain back (std secondary) with all 3 other dns servers set as my source
4. check event viewer for any errors, NONE
This should be plain simple (was the first time I set it up). I've seen before where the other DNS server refuse the transfer, but that gets listed in the event log.
Any ideas on what I can do / try? or a 3rd party free dns server I could use?