I have a webserver setup in my DMZ, it's got an Internal IP that is not part of our users subnet and a NATed public addresss. I setup a name entry in our DNS/FS/AD 2000 box, so that the users can hit the site by typing www.sitename.com
in their browsers. I'm in a mixed environment LAN/WAN and only my few 98s have the WIns/DNS server IP hardcoded in their tcp/ip settings. Well, I've noticedf from time to time I will get complaints that people can't see the site. These are clients running 2000 and XPs. If they try to ping the site address it will say unreachable and reference the INTERNAL IP. NSlookup on the DNS server and webserver names resovles correctly when tested from these machines. I'll then hard code the DNS address in tcp/ip and/OR do an IP release and then renew and they'll be able to ping www.sitename.com
and it will resolve to the PUBLIC address upon it's four replies and all will be well.
Any ideas what I should be looking for as to the culprit in why this is happening on the network. I'm guessing it's some type of DNS issue, but not sure where to look first, second, nor last at this time.
Any insight would be great.