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troubleshooting Question

iPad Safari won't use Small Business Server DNS

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Hi all, I have a number of iPhones and iPads that I would like to have access our SharePoint intranet running on MS Small Business Server 2003 SP2, which is also the primary DNS for DHCP devices on the LAN. The secondary DNS server is our Linux firewall.

When I try to browse to any of the servers on our LAN in iPad/iPhone Safari using the host name (with or without full domain name), I get a DNS "Name Error: The domain name does not exist" error message from the Linux box. But when I use other apps (tested with NetTools DNS/ping, iTap RDP, Air Sharing HD) they can all find the servers by hostname/domain name.

Safari will find any of our servers fine by using the IP address, but since our SharePoint site is hosted with a virtual hostname browsing to that server via IP address just gets you the standard "Welcome to SBS" site, not the SharePoint site.

Any ideas?
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