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Does anyone have a top tier DNS server ip address I can use? I need a top level DNS address to use to resolve external domain names such as www.yahoo.com. I used to use AT&T's but I dont remember it. Thanks
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by:Jullez
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You can use:

75.75.75.75 or 75.75.76.76 (Comcast - usually for my cable clients)
8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 (google) (I use this one alot)
68.94.156.1 or 68.94.157.1 (ATT)
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by:Thomas N
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Have you ever seen where if you ping for example 68.94.156.1 it returns a local ip address instead of the actual IP?
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by:Thomas N
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This is on the DNS server
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by:Jullez
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Are you trying to use it as a forwarder on your DNS server?

For your question above, can you post an example?
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by:KCTS
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Normally you would set up a forwarder to point to your own ISPs DNS server or indeed your router.
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by:Jullez
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If its a windows DNS server just use root hints, lately they worked much better than forwarders on my servers, in some cases forwarders even created an issue. Make sure that your forwarders are not pointing to another server in your domain.

If its on your router/firewall - if your ISP didn't give you a list, you can give them a call, otherwise use 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

Check settings on your networking card on that server.
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by:Thomas N
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Yes im trying to use it as a forwarder. Im having issues with the one i have been using and want to make sure its not the forwarder thats the problem.
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by:Jullez
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Remove forwarders and use root hints, see if ping result still give local IP address.
Then use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, you can also add 75.75.75.75 as third forwarder.
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by:Thomas N
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Thanks, I never used root hints before. Would you have a link or tell me what I should be putting in?
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Yes, if you remove forwarders in your DNS server, root hints will be used by default.
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