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WIndows 2000 DNS Forwarding

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Hi Experts,

Question on  DNS forwarding:

If we have 2 internal DNS Servers ( say 192.168.0.1 & 192.168.0.2) and the IP addresses of 2 external DNS servers from our ISP, (say 10.0.0.1 & 10.0.0.2 as example)

what is the best way to configure the DNS forwarding on both dns servers / best pracice?
I'm specifically wanting to understand the ordering, significance and the process of dns resolution when trying to access the internet from an internal domain client

Thankyou


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On your Primary and Secondary DNS Servers, under Forwarders section specify both of your ISP DNS address i.e 10.x.x.1 and 10.x.x.2

When your domain client access internet / dns ; it will go to your primary dns server (whichever you choose to be primary 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.2 ;

Make sure you specify your ISP DNS (Both of them) in both of your DNS servers.
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PS : Your client would inquire the primary server address first for dns resolution, if primary isn't available it will move to the secondary ;
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Thanks, do you not need to put a internal dns server ip in the forwarders list?
its active directory integrated.
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No, you will put your ISPs DNS addresses both of them in your forwarders on each of your DNS Server.
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