Name resolution in VPN connection
Posted on 2006-04-07
I am having an issue with name resolution while connected through a vpn. I have remote sites that connect to a main office through MS VPN connections. They connect to one of two boxes. One is a Windows 2k server and one is a Windows 2k SBS server. I think this is a name resolution issue because after connecting I can sometimes ping FQDN of various servers and sometimes I can not. I assign IP addresses via DHCP and also assign a DNS server and WINS server at time of connection. The DNS and WINS server assigned are the internal IP addresses of the SBS box (which, by default, is the PDC). This issue seems to happen more on Windows 2K box connections, but does happen sometimes on the SBS box as well. And what happens alot is when I initially connect I get name resolution, but then it fails after just a couple of minutes. I am not even able to ping the server that the vpn connection is made to.