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2003 AD domain
When I try to do a nslookup to any ip or fqdn, I get the following:
**cant find server name for address 10.10.10.4: non existant-domain
default severs are not available

Probably another stupid question but why is this?
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by:craigothy
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That usually means that there is no PTR record for the dns server itself.  It doesn't necessarily mean that the DNS server is unavailable.  The PTR record is what would resolve 10.10.10.4 to a hostname.  If your name resolution seems to be working, then you may just want to add a PTR record for 10.10.10.4
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by:jenkinsme
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Is Reverse DNS configured?
Check under Administrative Tools > DNS and see if there is a Reverse Look-up zone configured if not, that is what is causing that error.
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by:Karl12347
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You DNS servers are unavailable or it cannot contact them. Are you connected to a wireless network? sometimes i have been connected to multiple networks and it tries to puch traffic down the wrong connection.

Hope this helps.
Karl
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by:zen_68
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So, I should configure a reverse dns zone? I dont think I ever configured one when I enabled dns.
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Yes, you should create a reverse dns zone.
See the following:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323445
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