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DNS Issues

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Mithrilhall, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. Mithrilhall

    Mithrilhall Thread Starter

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    Okay, here is the problem.

    We're running 2 Windows 2000 SP4 servers. This was a mixed environment before (PDC/BDC) but not anymore.

    Server01 holds the writable DNS database and Server02 holds a read-only copy.

    If we ping Server02 it responds like so:

    Server02.domainname.com [10.1.1.5]


    If we ping Server01 it responds like so:

    Server01.com [10.1.1.4]

    Pinging any other server in the domain responds like so:

    ServerName.domainname.com [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]

    So, as you can see...it appears we have a DNS issue here and I'm not sure what it is.
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    What about if you do an NSlookup? What is the DNS settings of the TCP/IP configuration on the main server and that of the Server02? Is the Server02 listed in your DNS in the reverse lookup zone and forward lookup zone? Are you getting any DNS related errors on Server01?

    Is server02 multihoned?
     
  3. StumpedTechy

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    Whoops change all that to Server01.
     
  4. Mithrilhall

    Mithrilhall Thread Starter

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    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

    Okay...here we go.

    dnslookup results:

    > Server01
    Server: Server01.com
    Address: 10.1.1.4

    *** Server01.com can't find Server01: Non-existent domain

    > Server02
    Server: Server01.com
    Address: 10.1.1.4

    Name: Server02.aspen.com
    Address: 10.1.1.5

    DNS settings of the TCP/IP configuration on the two servers is identical.

    Server02 does not appear to be in Server01's reverse lookup zone but it is in the forward lookup zone.

    I've checked the DNS log and don't see anything there.


    Also, Server02 is not Multihoned.
     
  5. Rockn

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    Is server02 a part of the AD forest or is it a standalone server? Look on your AD users and computers and see if server02 is listed there, if not it is not a member server.
     
  6. StumpedTechy

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  7. Mithrilhall

    Mithrilhall Thread Starter

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    I think we have everything working again.

    This all started happening when we were attempted to replace our Server01 Domain Controller. It failed halfway through and we're now back to where we were before.

    We're going to attempt to replace it again this week.
     
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