I am going through a email hosting setup. I've been having problems with them and currently we are in the classic "its you" debate. They require us to allow them access to our AD/DNS so they can create a Stub Zone. Since we are back and forth I've started to duplicate their steps in hope I can find where the issue is. There are a few questions and maybe they are all related. At least I hope.
I've setup my home router to allow all DNS traffic 53 (udp/tcp) to my home environment (dubbed home.local domain which is a 2008 Server R2). I created a stub zone in the work environment (dubbed work.local domain which is a 2003 Server) and I am able see my home.local and all NS records via the DNS mmc in the work environment. However I cannot ping the FQDN of my home.local AD/DNS server from work.local. I can see the DNS records of a stub zone in the DNS mmc but no ping resolve to the FQDN of the home.local AD/DNS in my work.local domain. Any ideas?
Now on the other side of the testing the reason I'm going through all this, I tried the reverse and I was able to create a stub zone of my work.local in my home.local AD/DNS BUT I never get the stub zone to load the records of the work.local AD/DNS domain even in the mmc. Event logs keep saying 6522 "new zone work.local found" "transferring zones" but it's been saying that for hours now and the event 6522 keeps being recorded and piling up. Any ideas?
steps I've tried to resolve this;
I've went through adsi edit already to remove any CNF.
I've allowed zone transfers on both side; single and any