Netware server DNS Issue

May 19, 2010 at 16:10:16
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Hi Guys we run DNS from a Netware server and and our www website is hosted by a 3rd party company. Internally http://domain.com does not work. http://www.domain.com works fine
Why it is not working? How to fix it?
thanks
shoaib

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#1
May 19, 2010 at 16:23:57
Did you setup your ISPs DNSs in your DNS Server as the Forwarders?

Also try...

domain.com.

The last dot tells the Local DNS to request updates from the Root DNS.

P.S. I could be worng though, I never setup DNS on Netware before.


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#2
May 19, 2010 at 16:45:50
I am not the guy who set it up in the first place. On our internal DNS server we have just www record point to the web host company's public IP.
I did not find our ISPs entry there as forwarders. So it must be using the root servers. Is there a way to check it?
Sorry I am still a newbie in DNS
thanks

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#3
May 20, 2010 at 10:36:42
At a workstation, try a ping to the web server like this:

ping www.domain.com

ping domain.com

Check the difference.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#4
May 20, 2010 at 16:15:35
when I pinged domain.com - "Ping request could not find host stlukes.nsw.edu.au. Please check the name and t
ry again."
On DNS server - it is as follows:
domain.com
--@
----intranet.domain.com: NS record - to our intranet server (192.168.0.1)
----server3.domain.com: NS record - to our mail server (192.168.0.3)
When I am doing internal nslookup it is pointing to autoproxy.domain.com (192.168.0.1). autoproxy is A record to 192.168.0.1

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#5
May 20, 2010 at 16:32:48
Is it really an NS record, that points to your intranet server and to server3 ???
If so, are both servers configured to act as DNS servers?
Or did you mean DNS A records?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#6
May 20, 2010 at 18:41:36
"Is it really an NS record, that points to your intranet server and to server3 ???
If so, are both servers configured to act as DNS servers?
Or did you mean DNS A records?"
-- 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.3 both have DNS running (they both share same eidrectory and replicates with each other).
Both are NS records

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#7
May 21, 2010 at 01:17:30
Ok so depending on which Netware version you're running, you have to use DNS/DHCP console or iManager, to configure the DNS servers.
As you wrote, there is an A record for www in the DNS zone.
So create another A record for the second level domain name.
E.g.:
If your domain name is domain.com, create an A record for domain (without .com) and give ti the appropriate ip address.
Do a Tree Refresh in the DNS/DHCP Mangement console and try again.
This entry will automatically substitute the domain.com to www.domain.com and the web site should be displayed.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#8
May 24, 2010 at 20:31:41
"If your domain name is domain.com, create an A record for domain (without .com) and give ti the appropriate ip address.
Do a Tree Refresh in the DNS/DHCP Mangement console and try again.
This entry will automatically substitute the domain.com to www.domain.com and the web site should be displayed."
thanks Paulsep

I just added a blank A record with the www's IP address. It fixed it. Thanks a lot guys


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