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Internal Web server not accesable

Internal apahce server, currently has a static ip on one nic and one nic using DHCP to get the ip address(just not sure how to best use it yet).

The server that has apache and the site on it are not in the windows domain.  I have the subdomain that has the specific site on it registerd, but want to know if it is possible to add an entry into the local DNS server to save traffic, and expidite local requests.  

We have 2 ISPs for redundency, the server is using 1 to 1 nat to forward requests from the outside IP to the inside ip on the server.  I cannot access it when I have a machine that is utilizing the same gateway as the server is using for its web traffic.  When I use the other gateway thru the different ISP, it can connect to the server fine.  I know this is some security but not positive where it is or how to open it up (frankly that is not my priority - I would rather point the DNS directly to the server from inside our network).

I opened the windows DNS screen and am very confused about "Zones" etc.  
I believe this is the correct place to make the necessary change, but not sure where to go and there is very little documentation regarding W2k and its DNS interface around.

I understand there are many variables here and probably many functional solutions.  I really need to have consistant conectivity to this site, it is our new ERP software and it runs within a web interface..   Thanks, J
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another thought i have is to change the ip and put it in the dmz, but that will generate external traffic, wont it?
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So you're wanting to set up something in DNS so that your internal clients will be able to access that server on its internal address, without having to go out through one gateway to the internet, then back in?

If this is what you're wanting to do, yes, it can be done with little difficulty.  What you need to configure in DNS will depend somewhat on how it's already configured and how (i.e., by what name) you want your clients to refer to the server.  If you can provide more details in this regard, I should be able to tell you exactly what you need to do to make it work.
DNS server is @ 129.0.0.2  and is //cyan

apache server is @ 129.0.0.15 the  website we are using is openerp.marcomnordic.com


I have found a  workaround for now by using the ip address and the port for the application. but would prefer to have the info in dns and be able to refer to a url no matter where you are and have it work.

thanks for the help.
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Worked around the issue by using ip address with the port, rather than relying on DNS from the inside of the network.