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Test DNS server for 2003

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
February 23, 2010 at 07:41:30
Specs: Windows Vista

I have setup a DNS server and it is being able to resolve DNS names corrrectly when I use the nslookup query but when I use the -lserver query it does not give me the name of the server. Also, when I go to this test page:, and you type in my domain, you can see that there is a problem with the DNS query section.

Moreover, I checked the DNS at this address:

DNS Server: (IP address of

There were 8 errors.
I am not too sure how to go about it. Can you please advise? Many Thanks.

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February 23, 2010 at 08:27:12
nslookup has no errors for

Your links don't work btw.

not seeing any errors in domain white pages either.

-lserver is your local dns server. Is your local dns server configured? ISP dns ips in the forwarders tab?

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February 23, 2010 at 09:43:53
Thanks for reply. The first link was not working because the comma got inserted in the link but i guess you managed to sort that out because you are saying no errors on white pages.

I have typed in my domain again in white pages and it still giving me this:

DNS records

DNS query for returned an error from the server: ServerFailure
name	class	type	data	time to live	IN	A	60s	(00:01:00)	IN	SOA	
serial:	1168179896
refresh:	600
retry:	300
expire:	604800
minimum ttl:	600
	600s	(00:10:00)	IN	NS	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	NS	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	NS	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	NS	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	NS	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	A	600s	(00:10:00)	IN	MX	
preference:	10
	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	MX	
preference:	20
	86400s	(1.00:00:00)	IN	TXT	v=spf1 mx/24 ip4: ~all	86400s	(1.00:00:00)

-- end --

Yes the IPs for ISP are in forwarders tab. What should be my SOA in this case? my server right? in this case

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February 23, 2010 at 09:54:00
giving this :

Domain, DNS server

Check if the server "" is configured for "" ... ok.

Check SOA Record ...

Query about for record types SOA
Trying ...  	3600	IN	SOA (
			7	;serial (version)
*** WARNING *** Serial 7 , use format yyyymmddvv
yyyy : year
  mm : month
  dd : day
  vv : version

			900	;refresh period (15 minutes)
*** WARNING *** Refresh 900 , use recommended value "10800"

			600	;retry interval (10 minutes)
*** WARNING *** Retry   600 , use recommended value "3600"

			86400	;expire time (1 day)
*** WARNING *** Expire  86400 , use recommended value "604800"

			3600	;default ttl (1 hour)
*** WARNING *** TTL 3600 , use recommended value "86400"

Check NS Records ...

Query about for record types NS
Trying ...
Query done, 1 answer, authoritative status: no error  	3600	IN	NS is primary nameserver
*** ERROR ***  !!! NS host does not exist

Additional information:	3600	IN	A	3600	IN	A
Found IP address "" for server ""
Found IP address "" for server ""
*** ERROR *** failed lookup ""
*** ERROR *** does not exist at (Authoritative answer)

*** ERROR *** At least two nameservers are required.
*** ERROR *** The IP address "" you specified as a nameserver address
*** ERROR *** is not a valid nameserver for "" or the NS record is missing

Check SOA Record for Consistency on all Servers  ...
*** WARNING ***  !!! has only one nameserver  	NS
*** ERROR *** Nameserver not responding

*** ERROR *** SOA record not found at, try again

Check Zone Transfer
This may take a while, please wait ... /opt/wwwtools-1.0/checkdom/hostsqs  -Z -a -l -v -A -G -D -S   -P 2>&1
*** ERROR *** Query failed, 0 answers, status: query refused
*** ERROR *** AXFR record query refused by

8 errors found in "" please correct
6 warnings found in ""

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February 23, 2010 at 10:23:16
Appears you have two nics in your server with one going to the lan and one to the router.
Appears xxx.136.244.115 is your router wan ip and is at
You are not running mail services on your server

Not sure what you have going on but you should be talking to the folks at since its their dns that is pointing to your server.

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February 23, 2010 at 10:33:21
Yes that is right, 1 NIC pointing to router the other to LAN although I had to remove the LAN. According to VPN you had to have 2 NICs but apparently its working with only 1 at the moment but I did configure the wizards when 2 NICs were on. Maybe that is the problem don't you think? I did setup mail services as well and I could receive emails but could not send though outlook express. And that is the reason that got me thinking that something is wrong with the DNS although VPN is working but it is not resolving names on the LAN though.

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February 23, 2010 at 12:08:06 IN MX
preference: 10

mx should point to your domain name not dyndns. You have no mail dns entry on the internet.

You really need to talk to the folks at dyndns

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February 23, 2010 at 15:04:04
Ok thanks. Let me talk to them and get back over this.

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