Having A Difficult Time Getting DNS To Work.

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Hello World

    I am an eager learner but have no one to assist me. I am having a difficult time setting up my DNS server in Win 2k3 so that it can register my new domain name that I purchased. This is all experimental (using Windows 2003 Server Ent Ed w/180 day trial)

    I recently purchased a domain name and set the Domain Hosts to "forward" to my IP address. I also changed the Name Servers to ones I plan on using and have waited the required 24-48 hours for that to set

    Now I have a fresh install of Windows Server 2003 Ent Ed and just installed IISv6 (manually - aka via control panel but using the default items). My "server" resides behind a basic belkin router (4 ports for $40 why not I told myself) with firewall enabled and has port 80 open. Now to install DNS... Upon installing this service I receive the following notification
    -------
    "This computer has at least one dynamically assigned IP address. For reliable Domain Name System (DNS) operation, you should use only static IP addresses. You will now have the option to change this dynamically assigned IP address.
    And then prompts for "ok
    -------
    I am on broadband cable and have a static line, but it just doesn't register. (guessing router and the fact that I'm new at this to be the reason.

    My external IP reads something like this: 68.55.54.3, while my Internal IP reads: 192.168.2.
    The domain name that I purchased is forwarded to 68.55.54.

    Also, on my LAN if I type my internal or external IP address I get my website. i.e: http://68.55.54.3 or http://192.168.2.6 but still when I type in the purchased and forwarded domain name (http://justanexamp.net) I just receieve a DNS error type page. I've been up for 48 hours now working on this and my weekend is passing by. I am getting some rest and will return shortly. Anyone with tutorials, videos, etc please feel free to email me with these resources.

    Thank you for at least reading my situation. Sincerely - the noobie.
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004
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  2. Manny Rodrigues

    sharad Guest

    Please post the results of ipconfig /all from your server.
    At command prompt you can type ..
    ipconfig /all >C:\ipconfig.txt
    So the results will be put in ipconfig.txt file in C: folder.
    You can copy and post the results here.

    Sharad
    difficult time setting up my DNS server in Win 2k3 so that it can register
    my new domain name that I purchased. This is all experimental (using Windows
    2003 Server Ent Ed w/180 day trial).
    to my IP address. I also changed the Name Servers to ones I plan on using
    and have waited the required 24-48 hours for that to set.
    installed IISv6 (manually - aka via control panel but using the default
    items). My "server" resides behind a basic belkin router (4 ports for $40
    why not I told myself) with firewall enabled and has port 80 open. Now to
    install DNS... Upon installing this service I receive the following
    notification:reliable Domain Name System (DNS) operation, you should use only static IP
    addresses. You will now have the option to change this dynamically assigned
    IP address."
    register. (guessing router and the fact that I'm new at this to be the
    reason.)
    website. i.e: http://68.55.54.3 or http://192.168.2.6 but still when I type
    in the purchased and forwarded domain name (http://justanexamp.net) I just
    receieve a DNS error type page. I've been up for 48 hours now working on
    this and my weekend is passing by. I am getting some rest and will return
    shortly. Anyone with tutorials, videos, etc please feel free to email me
    with these resources.
     
    sharad, Feb 8, 2004
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  3. Manny Rodrigues

    J Nolan Guest

    Manny,

    In order to "broadcast" your DNS, port 53 must be open. If you are on a
    residential type cable connection, this port will not be open.

    Hope that helps to make things a little clearer.

    J.N.


    difficult time setting up my DNS server in Win 2k3 so that it can register
    my new domain name that I purchased. This is all experimental (using Windows
    2003 Server Ent Ed w/180 day trial).
    to my IP address. I also changed the Name Servers to ones I plan on using
    and have waited the required 24-48 hours for that to set.
    installed IISv6 (manually - aka via control panel but using the default
    items). My "server" resides behind a basic belkin router (4 ports for $40
    why not I told myself) with firewall enabled and has port 80 open. Now to
    install DNS... Upon installing this service I receive the following
    notification:reliable Domain Name System (DNS) operation, you should use only static IP
    addresses. You will now have the option to change this dynamically assigned
    IP address."
    register. (guessing router and the fact that I'm new at this to be the
    reason.)
    website. i.e: http://68.55.54.3 or http://192.168.2.6 but still when I type
    in the purchased and forwarded domain name (http://justanexamp.net) I just
    receieve a DNS error type page. I've been up for 48 hours now working on
    this and my weekend is passing by. I am getting some rest and will return
    shortly. Anyone with tutorials, videos, etc please feel free to email me
    with these resources.
     
    J Nolan, Feb 8, 2004
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  4. Thanks all for your responses

    I have opened port 53, and here is my ipconfig/all information

    Windows IP Configuratio

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : unseenforc
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknow
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : N
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : N
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : 11thav01.fl.comcast.ne

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : 11thav01.fl.comcast.ne
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR FA410TX Fast Ethernet PC Car
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-98-85-E5-0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Ye
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Ye
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 08, 2004 1:53:10 P
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 10:14:07 PM
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004
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  5. Manny Rodrigues

    sharad Guest

    Your server is configured to get dynamic IP from the
    router. (see in the ipconfig /all, it says DHCP Enabled : Yes)
    You need to change this. On the router you can
    exclude the IP 192.168.2.6 from the DHCP scope and set
    the network card on the server to static IP 192.168.2.6.
    and manually configure on it the Default Gate way to
    192.168.2.1 (in case it is not so now.)

    Then you can install DNS on it.

    Further you opened port 53 on the router, did you set it
    to forward to IP 192.168.2.6? You will need to do this also.

    After DNS is installed, since your server is behind firewall/router
    you better disable EDNS probes on it. Please see the link below
    for the same.

    828731 - An External DNS Query May Cause an Error Message in Windows Server
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;828731&Product=winsvr2003

    Sharad
     
    sharad, Feb 8, 2004
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  6. I changed my DHCP scope to read
    192.168.2.10 through 192.168.2.40 (which, of course, excludes 192.168.2.6

    I also set port 53 to forward to IP = 192.168.2.

    On my "servers" network card I manually configured the follow
    IP Address: 192.168.2.
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.
    Default Gateway: 192.168.2.

    Excellent - No errors or notifications while installing DNS server

    But now I cannot access the internet using Internet Explorer with my "server." yet if I type the internal IP of my "server" on a local PC I bring up the default site I made. I'm guessing I have to disable EDNS like you said but when I go to the command prompt and type: dnscmd /Config /EnableEDnsProbes 0, and then press ENTER. I receive the following

    'dnscmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

    Can you elaborate on this for me. And thank you so much for all your wonderful help!
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004
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  7. Ok, I got the usability of the Internet back. For others following along with a similar problem this is what I did:

    I clicked on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Properties > Selected Internet Protocal [TCP/IP] and clicked on Properties > Advanced > DNS > Add > then I just typed in my "servers" IP address.

    I am still stuck on disableing EDNS.
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004
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  8. What should my computer name be for my "server"

    Also should I be on a domain or on a workgroup

    My server is currently on WORKGROUP in the WORKGROUP
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004
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  9. Sorry for the constant posting, I wish this thing had an "edit" or "add-to" button

    This is the new results from ipconfig/all on my server

    Windows IP Configuratio

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : unseenforc
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknow
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : N
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : N

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR FA410TX Fast Ethernet PC Car
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-98-85-E5-0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : N
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.6
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 8, 2004
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  10. In Manny Rodrigues <> posted a question
    Then Kevin replied below:
    : What should my computer name be for my "server"?
    :
    : Also should I be on a domain or on a workgroup.
    :
    : My server is currently on WORKGROUP in the WORKGROUP

    It is a matter of choice but if you install Exchange You'll need Active
    Directory.

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    Kevin D. Goodknecht [MVP], Feb 9, 2004
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  11. Ok, one more addition..

    I have the domain name I want registered and forwarded to my IP and have configured the name servers like so

    ns1.mydomainname.ne
    ns2.mydomainname.ne

    Now how do I get my DNS to register that so that when someone types www.mydomainname.net it brings them to my server and displays my website? Thanks again.
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 9, 2004
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  12. Manny Rodrigues

    sharad Guest

    It's OK, It was already late in night here when I posted last reply.
    So saw your replies this morning.
    Seems you have not yet loaded diag. tools from win 2003 CD.
    Load it as under ..
    Insert win 2003 CD.. When it ask to install win 2003 click on No.
    Click on Perform Additional Task and then click on browse this CD.
    Go to Support\Tools folder. Double click on suptool.msi to install
    the support tools. After done reboot the machine.
    Now you can run dnscmd and disable EDNS.

    1. You can be on a workgroup, no problem and better if you don't need
    a domain controller. domain controller will need additional configuration.

    2. What NS server name you have given to the domain registrar while
    making your registered domain to point to your IP 68.55.54.3
    e.g. say it is ns1.yourdomain.com then give your server name as ns1
    (You will need to reboot the machine after computer name change.)

    3. Open DNS Manager, there on your server name, right click and
    chose properties. On forwarders tab, enter the IP addresses of
    your router (I think it also runs DNS since earlier your DNS server
    setting was the router IP address.) and one or two of your ISP's DNS
    server.

    4. Right Click on folder forward lookup zone, select new zone, select
    type Primary. Give zone name exactly as your registered domain, click
    next..next..till it is done.

    5. New zone yourdomain.com will appear under forward lookup zone folder.
    Right click on it, select new HOT A, don't enter any Host or child name,
    it will be already showing your domain name under FQDN..leave it as it is,
    under IP address, enter the IP address of the server - 192.168.2.6
    Click on OK.
    Now you can view your web pages by giving url http://yourdomain.com

    6. Do same as in 5 above, but this time give the Host or child name
    as www , under FQDN it will then show www.yourdomain.com , under
    IP address again give server ip address click on ok.
    Now you can view your web pages also by giving your
    http://www.yourdomain.com

    7. If you are running a mail server then do as follows
    a) Do same as in step 6 above only give the Host or child name as 'mail'
    instead of www.
    b) Right click on zone yourdomain.com, select new Mail Exchanger (MX),
    leave host or child name blank, under FQDN of mail server enter
    'mail.yourdomain.com'.
    click on OK.
    c) Open ports 25 and 110 on the router and forward them to 192.168.2.6.

    Hope this helps

    If any further problems after doing as above, please inform your registered
    domain name
    and leave your server running.

    Sharad
     
    sharad, Feb 9, 2004
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  13. Manny Rodrigues

    sharad Guest

    For this you already mentioned as under in your first post..
    "The domain name that I purchased is forwarded to 68.55.54.3"
    So isn't your domain registrar site have primary NS as
    ns1.yourdomain.net and it's IP as 68.55.54.3?
    If not you need to do it like this.
    The secondary ns2.yourdomain.net can be pointing to
    your ISP's DNS.
    Inform your domain name..

    Sharad

    configured the name servers like so:
    www.mydomainname.net it brings them to my server and displays my website?
    Thanks again.
     
    sharad, Feb 9, 2004
    #13
  14. In Manny Rodrigues <> posted a question
    Then Kevin replied below:
    : Sorry for the constant posting, I wish this thing had an "edit" or
    : "add-to" button.
    :
    : This is the new results from ipconfig/all on my server:
    :
    : Windows IP Configuration
    :
    : Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : unseenforce
    : Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    : IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    : WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    :
    : Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    :
    : Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR FA410TX Fast Ethernet PC
    : Card
    : Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-98-85-E5-07
    : DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.6
    : Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    : DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.6

    dnscmd is installed with the server support tools on the CD.

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    Kevin D. Goodknecht [MVP], Feb 9, 2004
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  15. If those are the registered name servers for the domain, then you just need
    to add the "www" A record the servers and your done. If you control the
    servers, effect should be immediate.

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    configured the name servers like so:
    www.mydomainname.net it brings them to my server and displays my website?
    Thanks again.
     
    William Stacey, Feb 9, 2004
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  16. Thank you for your time. I am still unable to access the www site and am almost ready to give up. I've been at this for 3 days now without rest for 2 of those days. I have researched numerous websites and NO-ONE has a complete walk through on how to install IIS and configure DNS to host my own website from my home. You can count that if this thing ever pans out that my main website will contain a complete walkthrough on how to configure Win 2k3 Serv to SERVE a website

    This is what I have so far

    nslookup for my site's name www.unseenforce.net displays
    --------------------------------------
    Server: Unknow
    Address: 192.168.2.

    Name: ns1.unseenforce.ne
    Address: 68.55.54.
    Aliases: www.unseenforce.ne
    --------------------------------------

    ipconfig/all displays
    --------------------------------------
    Windows IP Configuratio

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ns
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : unseenforce.ne
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknow
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : N
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : N
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : unseenforce.ne

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR FA410TX Fast Ethernet PC Car
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-98-85-E5-0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : N
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.
    --------------------------------------

    View the following screen shot images notify me if you see something wrong please
    --------------------------------------
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseenpic1.jpg <in this one I have the "Advanced" button clicked
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseenpic2.jp
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseenpic3.jp
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseenpic4.jp
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseenpic5.jp
    --router pics-
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/router1.jp
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/router2.jp
    --------------------------------------

    Visiting my registar and viewing my domain this is what I have it setup as
    --------------------------------------
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseenpic6.jp
    --------------------------------------

    I can't think of any more screenshots to take. Thanks again all

    This is a funny pic of me, I think it deminstrates my wanting this to work
    http://www.endurox.net/images/host/unseen.jp

    Thanks again all.
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 9, 2004
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  17. To view those pics you'll have to copy and paste them into your browser and another update

    previously I posted this for nslookup
    Server: Unknow
    Address: 192.168.2.

    Name: ns1.unseenforce.ne
    Address: 68.55.54.3 <-- this is incorrect my actual IP is 68.54.50.
    Aliases: www.unseenforce.ne
    --------------------------------------
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 9, 2004
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  18. Manny Rodrigues

    sharad Guest

    Hello,

    When lookup for ns1.unseenforce.net I get the IP 68.54.50.2 ..

    But messed up while informing how to create the
    blank. www. and mail host records!!! Must be the poor sleep.

    For all these records I asked you to give IP 192.168.2.6 (private
    IP of the server.), which is wrong.. since your DNS is the public DNS.
    Please change all those IPs to 86.54.50.2 (i.e. your server public IP.)
    Hope this will sort the matter..
    If you already sepnd so many sleepless nights.. don't give up now when
    you are very near to acheive the things.

    Sharad
     
    sharad, Feb 9, 2004
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  19. To view those pics you'll have to copy and paste them into your browser and another update
    What I meant by saying "<-- this is incorrect...." is that I typed 68.55.54.3 in by accident. nslookup actaully displays 68.54.50.2

    Let me know if you need me to post any more screen shots for furthur troubleshooting
     
    Manny Rodrigues, Feb 9, 2004
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  20. Manny Rodrigues

    sharad Guest

    What is your actual Public IP address of the server?
    68.54.50.2 OR 68.55.54.3 ?

    68.55.54.3 in by accident. nslookup actaully displays 68.54.50.2.
     
    sharad, Feb 9, 2004
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