DNS Slow to resolve Internet traffic
Posted on 2013-05-30
DNS running on Server 2003 Workgroup - Domain not an option at the moment....
Hi, i have set up DNS on a Windows 2003 server on a workgroup, set the system properties, computer name to NAME.local on the server and workstations and it all seems to work ok. The clients use static addresses and do register ok in DNS.
If i set a forwarder within DNS to our ISP DNS server, and on the clients just set the primary DNS server to our internal DNS server, ISP traffic does get resolved but seems a bit slow.
If i remove the forwarder entry to the ISP and set the clients alternate DNS server to the ISP DNS address then the websites resolve a lot quicker.
My question is, will the client only try to register its DNS details with the primary address or will it also try and register its details with the alternate address causing more trafffic.
Am i causing any problems if i leave it like this?
The DNS is running on a HP Proliant ML350 G4 Intel Xeon 3.2GHZ with 2GB RAM.