DNS issues with Directway Satalite and DNS on Server 2003
Posted on 2007-04-02
I’m having a DNS issue with on of my clients and I’m not quite sure I know what to do about it. This client is in a remote location so Satellite Internet is all that is available. I will explain the issue below.
I have a windows 2003 SBS running as the DC and it handles my DNS as well. My server IP is 192.168.0.254. My internet connection is a Directway 6000 Satellite internet connection. It’s handing out DHCP 192.168.0.0 schema and it’s handing out its internal DNS server for the DNS for the clients.
The issue is if I allow the Directway 6000 to handle my DHCP the internet works fine but then my clients have issues loosing connections to the server and the DNS does not resolve correctly for the internal network. I tried to get around this by statically assigning IP’s to my client and using the server as the primary DNS and the Directway 6000 as the secondary DNS but when I do that most WebPages will not load. In the Directway 6000 configuration there is no way to turn off the DHCP for the router.
The first thing I tried was to setup a firewall router to let the Directway 6000 hand out the external address to the router at 192.168.0.1 then set the internal router to be my gateway. This does not seem to work as it will not hand out an address to my firewall. I tried to set the external side of the firewall to 192.168.0.2 as the IP and the gateway to be 192.168.0.1 and use it DNS (I’m not on site so I don’t remember the exact number) but I can’t get past the firewall. I really don’t want to change my addressing schema because I have several UNIX devices on this network ( they have nothing to do with this problem) but they are a pain to hook up terminals to and change the schema on it. I need help fast on this issue as I’m scheduled to be on site tonight and look at this problem.
Thanks in advance.