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DNS - Urgent Help

DNS - Urgent Help

DNS - Urgent Help

(OP)
My office is located in Barbados and the remote site is in Canada. Both offices are running Windows 2000 Server and Professional for the clients. I have a Netscreen firewall which was used on both ends to configure the tunnel which by the way is up and running. I can ping both ends of the tunnel successfully by IP address but not by name. I have the firewall allocating the Ip addresses to my clients hence it is my DHCP server. I have instaled the DNS active directory integration. I have forwarders setup to get onto the internet. I am trying to set up a trust relationship between the two offices but the error as stated before is that the "Domain cannot be contacted." From reading varying articles on the internet it stated that in order for a trust to work between two remote locations the DNS must be set up so that the servers in each forest can resolve names of the servers in teh trusted of the other forest. I am not sure how to go about doing this in DNS.

Does this information help.

I am unclear as how to proceed. Please help. If you need any more information please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks  











 

RE: DNS - Urgent Help

I'm not at a machine with dns, but can you go into dns and create a new forwarder pointing to each other?

Glen A. Johnson
Johnson Computer Consulting
MCP W2K
glen@johnsoncomputers.us



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            Socrates (470- 399 BC); Greek philosopher.

RE: DNS - Urgent Help

(OP)
This alone would allow the two networks to see each other, in other words, would I be able to ping by name over the tunnel.

Thanks very much for your help.

RE: DNS - Urgent Help

I'm not sure.  I do see that you can create a forward lookup zone.  Since you can't access each other now, it's worth a shot.  (I don't believe this will harm anything, you can always delete the new zone if it doesn't work.

Glen A. Johnson
Johnson Computer Consulting
MCP W2K
glen@johnsoncomputers.us



"There is only one good: knowledge; and only one evil: ignorance."
            Socrates (470- 399 BC); Greek philosopher.

RE: DNS - Urgent Help

also make sure that you have the name server component running in any Network Address Translation devices you are running.

RE: DNS - Urgent Help

(OP)
Hey Glen

In the previous reply you said forwarder.  Is it the forwarder i have to enter or is it a new forward lookup zone I have to create.  i was reading on microsft site about creating zone.  I have an active directory integrated zone.  If it is the forward lookup zone I have to create and not the forwarder does the zone i create have to be active directory or can it be standard primary. secondly on the site it also stated that if i create a active directory zone that the The name of the zone must be the same as the name of the Active Directory-based domain, or be a logical DNS container for that name. For example, if the Active Directory-based domain is named "support.microsoft.com", valid zone names are "support.microsoft.com" only. well my domain name is barbados.companyname.com and theirs is companyname.com.

does this have an effect on what i am trying to do.

RE: DNS - Urgent Help

(OP)
Hi

I just don't understand what is needed to resolve my problem.  Like I stated in the forum I have an Active Directory integrated DNS running. My
domain is located here in Barbados and theirs in Canada.  My domain is barbados.companyname.com and theirs is companyname.com.  From what you stated I figured you are saying that I have to create a forward lookup
zone and add their record to the database and they have to do the same.

My question is with the new zone that I create does it have to be active directory integrated as well or can it be standard primary.

I tried creating a Active Directory integrated zone for them as well but I realized that the SOA tab indicates my domain name as the primary server.
Would this be correct, I thought it should be theirs.  Also, within the name servers tab, my PDC which is running my DNS is entered there automatically should I remove this entry and add their information there.  Should I add the WINS in this setup as well.

Finally when I come to add the new host information.  I see the location field indicated the name of the remote location, and it asks for a name
and IP address.  What name and IP address is added here.

After performing these tasks is this all I need in terms of my DNS setup.

By the way what is a secondary DNS server.

Thanks a million for all your help.

Thanks

> Regards.

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