Difference between Primary DNS suffix and connection-specific DNS suffix?

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Spin, Dec 21, 2004.

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    Can a guru please explain to me the difference between a Primary DNS suffix
    and a connection-specific DNS suffix? These seem to me to provide one and
    the same function to the machine if it has only one NIC.
     
    Spin, Dec 21, 2004
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    The Primary DNS suffix is assigned in the system control panel and is
    appended to the full computer name. The connection specific suffix is
    assigned in TCP/IP properties on a per connection basis. i.e. each Network
    Connection can have its own connection specific suffix separate from any
    other network connection.

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    That said, will a machine attempt to register in the dynamic zone of the:

    1) Primary DNS suffix
    2) connection-specific suffix
    3) The zone controlled by where it's preferred DNS server is pointing to?
     
    Spin, Dec 21, 2004
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    It has nothing to do with the position of the DNS server in the list, it
    will attempt to send its registration to the authoritative zone. So yes if
    the suffix is a public suffix, and it can find a DNS server that supports
    DDNS, the client will attempt to send an update to that zone.

    It will try to register using both the primary and connection specific
    suffixes, if it can find the authoritative zone that supports dynamic
    registration.



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