Need to forward DNS quaries to a External DNS server

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Problem Context:
1. I have a Active Directory installed in my network. This means my DNS thinks I am hoing the
2. My website is hosting with a hosting company meaning its externally hosted.

When I try to browse from a LAN host, it forwards it a search engine. However I can browse from my server where the active directory and DNS is installed but from from Clients in the LAN.

Thnanking you

Question by:NANDIKA
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    Accepted Solution

    This is mainly why use of valid top level domains (com/net/org etc.) are not recommended in the AD DNS namespace, the internal clients won't know the difference. The clients ask your DNS server what ip is, which gives back an authoritative answer that such host does not exist. Try adding the external web site's IP as an A host record named 'www' in your DNS under the zone.
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    Expert Comment

    by:John Gates
    With the way you have it set up you will need to duplicate your outside DNS namespace on the inside.  You can also rename your internal namespace to .local since you are on server 2003.

    Hope this helps!
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    by:John Gates

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