We have our internal company dns name as companyname.com. Unfortunately, that is is the same as our www.companyname.com
external, ISP hosted website. Thus, if we enter www.companyname.com
, or companyname.com or ftp.companyname.com
, our Windows 2003 DNS server tries to resolve these to an internal ID which does not exist. companyname.com will resolve to our citrix server's internal IP address.
We can add these three entries to a workstation's hosts file, pointing to the 206.xxx.xxx.xxx address and that works just fine. The proper way to handle this is to add entries to the Windows 2003 dns server. We do not want to change our internal domain name (we are both windows and netware) to companyname.local or companyname.net as the changes are rather difficult.
I am also not very familiar with windows dns configuration. We have forwarding setup and working and dynamic dns turned on at the workstation and that is working properly. What is the correct way to add the three dns names identified to the Windows 2003 dns server, so when it resolves it replies with the external 206.xxx.xxx.xxx name instead of trying to resolve to an internal address.