I have an odd behavior with DNS I am trying to resolve. We have a network that all log into with one common domain and use the local DNS for another domain. When we try and find a server on the local domain in Internet explorer or other programs it cannot find it by IP. Our workaround is to add the server name ( short name or FQDN is fine) to our hosts file on windows at the client then we can use the url to reach it. We still cant use the IP or it is an unknown entity. The DNS is set in the DHCP call and is there, as well as records in the DNS server and a listing of the domain in the advanced tab for the DNS. I know this sounds messy but it has been like this for a while. I would expect this behavior if we were VPN'd in as it could not reach the DNS, but not as a local entity. The reason we started noticing odd behavior is when we go to ssh into a box via IP from a remote VPN'ed client, we can log right in less than a second, if we log in from the local clients to a box on the local network it is 30 to 45 seconds of waiting to go to the same address. It gets lost for a while then comes back.