IE can't resolve 192.168.0.1 after installing DNS name server on ws2003

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Hey,

    I am running a Windows 2003 server behind a DSL router (with a private
    IP of 192.168.0.1). I recently installed the DNS name server on the box and
    created a forward and reverse lookup zone for my domain (192.168.0.x).
    Since then, I haven't been able to browse to the router in Internet Explorer
    to administer it; I keep getting a DNS error: The page cannot be displayed
    (you know the one). I can ping the IP just fine though.

    I'm not sure, but I think the local name server is conflicting with IE's
    ability to resolve the IP address. For this reason, I added an host record
    (router.mydomain.com) and a pointer record (1.0.168.192.in-addr.arpa), but I
    still can't connect. Also, the router doesn't seem to allow telnet over
    port
    80 or 23, so I can't administer it that way either.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
    Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004
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  2. Travis Spencer

    Roger Abell Guest

    DNS has nothing directly to do with IE when you enter
    an IP in for the IE address. Something may have changed
    when DNS was installed that affects you networking, but
    you issue is not the fact the DNS exists nor the records
    that it holds.
     
    Roger Abell, Jul 26, 2004
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    This is not DNS related, check that IE isn't set to use a proxy.
    If it isn't it is possible that you have a corrupted Winsock, follow this KB
    to test your Winsock and repair, then post back your results.
    811259 - How to determine and recover from Winsock2 corruption:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811259&Product=winxp

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    Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP], Jul 26, 2004
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    How were you able to administer the router prior to this?
    What URL did you put in the browser?
    What brand router is it?

    Are you pointing your machines now ONLY to this new DNS server's IP address?
    You'll have to remove whatever DNS servers you were previously using.

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Jul 26, 2004
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  5. OK. Good to know, so I don't spend too much time barking up the wrong
    tree.
    It isn't. Under Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings, all
    checkboxes are cleared. I should note that *all* other web sites work
    fine. I can browse the net and other computers in the workgroup. The
    only thing I can't do is browse to the router's administration page by
    typing in http://192.168.0.1 in IE's address bar which I was able to
    do before installing the DNS server.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811259&Product=winxp

    Thanks for the suggestions, but that wasn't it. The 10 things that
    the KB article says should be present in msinfo32 are there, and only
    a couple of the symptoms match what I am experiencing.

    Any other ideas?

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    Travis Spencer
    Portland OR USA
     
    Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004
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  6. "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
    Through the Web interface that the router provides (the same way I am
    trying to do so now).
    Under Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) properties [1], I have statically
    configured the server to use the DNS servers at my ISP (195.42.198.5
    and 195.42.168.10) and not the local machine (192.168.0.99). Is this
    what you mean?

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    Travis Spencer
    Portland OR USA

    [1] Start, Control Panel, Network Connections, Local Area Connection,
    Properties, Internet Protocal (TCP/IP), Properties
     
    Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004
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  7. I looked through the output of ipconfig a little closer, and I noticed a
    coule of things that were out of the ordinary.

    C:\>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bananpaj
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : bananpaj.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : bananpaj.com

    <snip>

    On my workstation, the Primary Dns Suffix is blank, IP Routing Enabled and
    WINS Proxy Enabled are both No, and the DNS Suffix Search List isn't
    present. Are these clues as to what is going haywire on the server or just
    more barking up the wrong tree?

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    Travis Spencer
    Portland OR USA
     
    Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004
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  8. Also, I should have mentioned that I am running IIS with one Web site which
    is configured to responded to all unassigned IPs.

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    Travis Spencer
    Portland OR USA
     
    Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004
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    IT was just a coincidence then, because there is no way DNS can deny you
    access to any IP address, if you are accessing by an IP address. DNS will
    only convert names to IP addresses and IP addresses to names. If you access
    by IP address DNS is not even in the picture.

    I assume you tried re-booting the router?
    The reason IE is giving you the DNS error is because it assumes that you are
    accessing by name and there is no server on the IP address it is accessing.

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    Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP], Jul 26, 2004
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  10. No actually. The router is thousands of miles away, so I couldn't reboot it
    myself. I made a phone call, got it rebooted, and now it works. Thanks,
    Kevin.

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    Travis Spencer
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    Travis Spencer, Jul 26, 2004
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    :) Sometimes the most obvious fix is the one you don't try first.

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    Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP], Jul 26, 2004
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    Take one reboot before bed...

    :)

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    Ace

    Please direct all replies ONLY to the Microsoft public newsgroups
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    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees
    and confers no rights.

    Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSE+I, MCT, MVP
    Microsoft Windows MVP - Windows Server - Directory Services

    Security Is Like An Onion, It Has Layers
    HAM AND EGGS: A day's work for a chicken;
    A lifetime commitment for a pig.
     
    Ace Fekay [MVP], Jul 27, 2004
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