I’m trying to setup a server Win2008 with IIS on for webapplication, called “Host1”. I have 2 VLANS, one for the server farm (20.x.x), and one for clients(192.x,x), they’re both connected to the internet. And both Vlans use the same DNS server.
For an unjustifiable reason, I can only place this server on the clients VLan.
My problem is:
I can access the web application (http://host1
) from 20.x.x.x just fine.
However when I try to access the same application from the clients Vlan, I get an error on Internet Explorer “Network Error (dns_unresolved_hostname) Your requested host "Host1" could not be resolved by DNS.” I tried using http://host1
, http://host1.mydomain.com, and also tried http://host1:8080
... I couldn’t try using http://192.x.x.x
because my ISP doesn’t allow me to browse using IP address.
I checked my DNS, I do have an A host record of the server. I even tried to manually add it to the hosts file on my XP machine. I can ping and NSlookup just fine from all machines.
My conclusion is as follows:
When Client workstation tries to connect to the web application, it goes straight to the Internet’s DNS to check the host name, that is why I am getting a DNS unable to resolve error.
Please correct me if I’m wrong, I’m very frustrated. I need your Help!