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Web Pages on clients are slow.

Each client is XP loging into a  Server 2003 domain.

EACH clinet has only ONE address in DNS settings... that points to the the server IP.


On the server 2003 box.  IN the SERVER DNS properties...

Under Interfaces tab.  I have the Server IP  (it points to it's self)
I found another IP in here.   169.254.27.23  Not sure what this is or how it got in there. I thought  ONLY my Server IP whent in there.

I have remove the ip and checkd only the following ip.  If I clcik on all ip's it puts that ip BACK in there.  What is this?

I THINK our web pages come up faster when this Ip is removed?

All the clinets complain about how long it takes for web pages to load now. It was much faster before when each clinet had the ISPS DNS servers in their connection settigns.
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zulfiblrCommented:
Hi

Could your cleary explain the situation. Cannot understand properly
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
Clients are complaining that web pages are comming up SLOW on their pc's


The above are some of the setting sin teh DNS server.
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
A delay points to a DNS lookup failing somewhere.
Typically, the server will try to resolve each client's (apparent) IP to a name.  If that IP is something like 192.168.1.22, and the server can't resolve it, it'll slow down its response, just like you're seeing.
If the clients look up the server and the DNS servers they use are slow to resolve, then that could be part of the problem too.  Both need to work for things to be fast.
On each box, run the command nslookup <the other box's IP> and see how long it takes.  This will tell you what's broken and what to fix.
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
It'll help if you let us know the actual hostnames, IPs, netmasks, gateways and DNS settings on the clients and server.


169.254.27.23 is an automatically self-assigned IP.  It's assigned when the network card ("NIC") tries to configure with DHCP but doesn't find a DHCP server.  For a server, you should not be using DCHP, but rather assigning the IP manually.
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
Ran command NSLOOK UP from command prompt on clint.  CAMP UP instante with server address of 192.168.1.200

The addresson all clients are Static.  I asinged the IP to each client.  and for each cllient I put the the address 192.168.1.200 in DNS
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
OK here is an example of my Client:

IP  =   192.168.1.xxx
Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0
Gatewway = 192.168.1.2   (this is the IP of my router)
Preferd DNS server = 192.168.1.200   (this is the IP of my server)


All the clients are set up as you see above... but the IP changes on each box of course.
THE SERVER is set up as follows:

IP  =   192.168.1.xxx
Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0
Gatewway = 192.168.1.2   (this is the IP of my router)
Preferd DNS server = 192.168.1.200   (points to it's self)


DNS is set up as follows (I right clicked the server in DNS and clicked on properties):

Under INterfaces Tab:
     Only the following IP address as a dot in it
     192.168.1.200 is listed   (this is the IP of the server)

Under Forwards Tab
All other DNS domain s are in teh DNS domain box
the 2 IP's for DNS servers provided by my ISP are in the Selected domains' forader IP adress List.

A check mark is in Do not use recursion for this domain
Number of seconds before forader queries time out  5


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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
You say "Preferd DNS server".  Do these boxes have other (secondary) DNS servers as well?

Also, I suggested you to run nslookup on the *server* too. What are the results of that?
And I wanted you do to the nslookups on the IP, not the name.  I.e. IP -> name, not the other way round.
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
RAN nslookup on the server  Camup fast with no delay:

C:\>nslookup 192.168.1.200
Server:  server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200

Name:    server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200
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RAN nslook up on the client  Came up fast with no dely:
C:\>nslookup 192.168.1.200
Server:  server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200

Name:    server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200

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ON the Cllient the Preferd DNS server.  It has a spot for scondary dns yes. But there is no ip listed there.


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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
Having no secondary is fine.  Just wanted to check.


"On each box, run the command nslookup <the other box's IP>"
ie.

 run nslookup on the server:

C:\>nslookup 192.168.1.xxx ( on a connecting CLIENT IP!)

If it's slow or fails, you'll need to configure your DNS server (bind?  M$?)  to resolve for 192.168.1/24.
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
If the server has two network connections, disable one of them, and see if that helps.

What URL are the clients going to? http://server2003.altek.local?  Using IE?
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mrchaos101Author Commented:

"On each box, run the command nslookup <the other box's IP>"

Going from CLIENT to the Server

C:\>nslookup 192.168.1.200
Server:  server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200

Name:    server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200


Going form the Server to the Client
C:\>nslookup 192.168.1.106
Server:  server2003.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.200

Name:    it-01.altek.local
Address:  192.168.1.106

BOTH were fast with no delay...

The server does have 2 connections but only one is used.  The other is and has been disabled.

When I use the URL you proved  (I omited the "?") It says page cannot be displayed.  It doesn't  do any thing.
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
What URL are the clients going to?
Is the delay consistent?  Can you time it?
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
AH I take that back

When I click on http://server2003.altek.local/

it stays in the URL box at thetop.

It doesn't say cannot be displayed... it says UNDER CONSTRUCION
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
any more ideas?
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
When the site works, but is slow, what URL are the clients going to?
Is the delay consistent?  Can you time it?
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
NO ti changes.

and it doesnt matter what website they go to.
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
I can't help you. It seems you and I have an insurmountable communication problem.
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
When the site works, but is slow, what URL are the cliengs going to?


ANY.  WWW.msn.com
        www.google.com 

it dont matter.  ALL webpages ar dogish.


Is the Delay constent?

No some times it seems to be fast  but MOST of the time it is slow.


Can you time it?

Never tried


oh well.  I guess this is just how it is going to be.  Im too new to do this.  Is why I come here.

I will give you the points seeems you put the time in it.  Thanks any way.
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Matthew-Elvey-San-FranciscoCommented:
You can try to use nslookup to see if your dns server is slow.

You can use the speed test tools at dslreports.com to see if your Internet connection is slow.

Good luck.
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mrchaos101Author Commented:
You can try to use nslookup to see if your dns server is slow.


I ran NSLOOKUP on the clinet.  It camep FAST showing the IP for the server.


You can use the speed test tools at dslreports.com to see if your Internet connection is slow.


I went to run the dslreprots internt speed test at http://www.chi.speakeasy.net/

It took 21 seconds for the page to laod  (slow).

Test restults are  311 / 211

384/256 is what we pay for  (VERY SMALL NETWORK)  so it is close.    WE enver have more then 2 comptuers using the net for EMAIL or a web page.
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