dns problems, web pages not loading correctly

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Raven_Maddox, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Raven_Maddox

    Raven_Maddox Guest

    Help! Im not very familiar with dns and this problem has been baffling me. I
    have a single nic setup, all my clients point to a router as the gateway and
    the server for dns, I have the server with a dns foward to the router (my
    router then lists all the other dns fowards to keep everything in one
    place)... but sometimes, especially sites like hotmail, pieces of the pages
    wont load and sometimes none of the page will load at all. Everything
    internet-wise works fine if I point my clients to the router for dns, but I
    cant leave it like that because it takes 15 minutes to log on if I do. Can
    someone please help me setup the dns correctly for my server? It's very basic
    - it has its own records for a public and company webpage and then everything
    else needs to be fowarded for lookup. Anything else I have in there is purely
    accident and Im confused on the recursive option for fowards... please help!
    Raven_Maddox, Feb 10, 2005
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  2. Raven,

    Keep it like that but add the IP-adress of the SBS-server second to the list
    of DNS-servers in the clients' IP-settings. That should speed up the logons.

    If you're use the router's DHCP service to assign IP-settings for your
    clients I would recommend you consider disabling it and using the
    DHCP-service on the SBS-server instead. In that case add both the router's
    IP and the server's IP to the DCHP DNS Scope option.

    Good Luck.

    Mikael Schvili
    Mikael Schvili, Feb 10, 2005
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  3. Raven_Maddox

    Raven_Maddox Guest

    That worked great, thanks!

    But I am still curious as to why the dns on the sbs server isnt fowarding
    the requests correctly. The router is listed as the only fowarder and there
    are no contradictory records in dns (that I recognize).I first and mainly
    noticed the problem with hotmail, and I see several other posts where hotmail
    and yahoo had to be setup specially or specifically. Would all this change if
    I used the second nic in the server to route internet? I havent wanted to do
    that because there is alot of internet traffic and no reason to monitor it or
    control it beyond what my firewall/router can do. plus Id hate to lose
    internet connectivity just because the server went down. w3proxy has been
    disabled... is that part of the problem? All my client ips are static, but im
    beginning to wish they were dynamic, or at least assigned dynamically so that
    changes like this could be made easier.

    Thanks again.

    Raven_Maddox, Feb 10, 2005
  4. Raven_Maddox

    dvw Guest

    Take a look at KB832223, maybe it will help you. It didn't help me however. I
    have the same problem and I've resorted to using host files for the domains I
    have trouble reaching. I'm also using a singe NIC and a linksys router ,
    although I had the same problem while testing a Netgear router.
    dvw, Feb 10, 2005
  5. Raven_Maddox

    James Butler Guest

    Perhaps changing the forwarder addresses to that of your ISP's DNS Server(s)
    may sort out some of your issues, just make sure that the NIC on ther server
    has the correct default gateway (dont forget to make sure that the SBS
    server does not have the root domain (.) in its forward lookup zone!).


    James Butler, Feb 11, 2005
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