I am setting up a remote access solution on one of our internal servers (server1) that users will connect to via https in a browser. I have registered a new domain name (domain2.net) and setup an external DNS service to point traffic to our external ip. That part appears to be working correctly, when pinging domain2.net from internal and external sources the replies are from our external ip. In the past our Win2K primary DNS server has had just one Forward Lookup Zone (domain1.com), for this project I setup a 2nd zone (domain2.net). In the 2nd zone I created an A record pointing to the static ip of server1. There is an identical A record for server1 in the 1st zone (domain1.com). Our firewall's primary DNS server settings point to our internal primary DNS server.
When I point a browser, whether internally or externally, to https://server1.domain2.net
we get a "server took too long to respond message". At this point, I'm not sure if it's an internal DNS issue or an issue with our firewall not resolving with our Primary DNS server. I would think if internal DNS was setup right, when pinging server1.domain2.net while on the LAN the responses would be from server1's ip rather than our external ip. Alternately, when I ping server1.domain1.com (1st zone) the results are from server1's ip and not our external ip. I appreciate any help. Thanks