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Windows DNS NOT in interactive mode

Please HELP....

I am an ISP having a problem with my upstream provider, he keeps on telling me my DNS queries are been set in recursive mode and he needs them to be sent in INTERACTIVE mode what does that mean???

I have search a bit on Google and could not find a way to configure the Windows DNS service with the Interactive options... am i going nuts?

I believe this is the way DNS works by default correct?

Please help don't understand what the guy wants and i am having name resolution issues
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jar3817Commented:
I'm not sure what interactive mode is either, never heard of it.
Are your nameservers set to forward to this upstream provider? I would think your servers would be setup to do recursive queries on their own and not have anything to do with your upstream provider's servers. I run a network for a school and my top level nameservers do recursive looksups, with no interaction from my ISPs, it isn't necessary and frankly it cuts another layer of potential problems out of the picture.
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

I reckon he means Iterative, which means a query is not requesting Recursion.

But it's an odd thing to say, is that the extent of his complaint?

Chris
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Mcgurupro2Author Commented:
not forward... i am the authority dns server for my domain unitel.co.ao but the upstream provider is not able to redirect my queries for some reason....
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Mcgurupro2Author Commented:
to Chris-Dent

Yes...
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Are you acting as a resolver? Or just as authority for unitel.co.ao?

I confess, I'm a bit confused why they would need to redirect anything at all. Do you Forward unresolved queries to them? Does your DNS infrastructure have anything at all to do with theirs?

Chris
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wdurrettCommented:
MC -

Are you saying that a request to resolve a name never gets to your server?  That the upstream ISP does not allow port 53 DNS traffic to reach you?
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

At least you managed to share the confusion with everyone else :-D

Chris
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Mcgurupro2Author Commented:
To Chris-Dent

Yes i use them for unresolved queries... they are set up as forwarders, but i am SOA for Unitel.co.ao that i am sure i can see it in the DNS table.

if i select the option "do not use recursion for this domain" has anything to do with it?

No... my DNS infrastructure has nothing to do with theirs...

To wdurrett:

The DNS ports are fine traffic is flowing, i will get into a conference call in 5 min with the upstream provider in Germany i will report whatever nonsense they spill out in here, so you guys can help me understand their gibberish.

Cheers
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Perhaps they just don't like you using them as a forwarder?

If you disable recursion there (I'm assuming the "all other domains" type option) it will disable the forwarders too.

If only they made sense...

Chris
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jar3817Commented:
Before you said you weren't forwarding to them. Then you said you are forwarding. I would remove ALL forwarding (unless to other servers of yours). Your servers will be able to resolve everything recursively and you wont' be dependent on your ISP's servers for names.
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Mcgurupro2Author Commented:
Ok guys never mind... there was a mis-understanding somewhere up in Germany... all is well and DNS working correctly.

Thanks for all your replies and speed, i will award generally just because you guys tried... thanks anyways.
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Mcgurupro2Author Commented:
Not sure what it was but they are now reporting that all traffic is normal... go figure...
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

At least it's sorted :)

Chris
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