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Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

In my test lab I have created a new Windows 2000 AD based
domain and DNS and tried to add some domain names for test
purpose. I have create two new zones as W2k.com and
E2k.com with in this zones I have added the Win2k and
Windows NT Server as the host. I can not ping the w2k.com
or e2k.com from either of the system, however, I can ping
the W2ktest.com which AD installation was automatically
created during the DCPROMO.
Could any one please guide me to solve this issue, I am
not expert in DNS so I would like to know if I need to
change any settings, like Name Server information.
Note: this server is sitting in a internal network.
Thanks. Mathew

RE: Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

You are pinging the FQDN of <hostname>.w2k.com or <hostname>.e2k.com and not receiving a response?

RE: Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

When I ping the FQDN it give the response and ping properly, however, I can not ping the host names of w2k.com and e2k.com

In the name server properties it shows the FQDN as below.

Do I need to change this to host name in order to ping the addrees?


RE: Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

You can add DNS suffixes under the DNS tab of your IP settings.  This way it will automatically append the domain to the hostname.

If you add w2k.com and e2k.com to the list, then you will be able to ping by hostname.

RE: Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

Thanks for the info.
I have only very limited knowledge about DNS and like to know if I add a new domain (create a zone) in the dns like abc.com or 123.com . Do I need to put this entries in the DNS suffix in order to ping or access the domain through internet if it is configured with web site.

Please give little information on this.


RE: Unable to ping newly created Frwd zone

Placing the DNS suffix in the search order box simply notifies the computer that if it has only a host name and not a FQDN that it should append each suffix in the list to the host name until it has a match or runs out of names.

The only reason you would need to do this is to allow a user to easily resolve a host name to IP by only entering the host name itself and not the FQDN.  You would only really do this on your LAN/WAN.  Anything on the Internet is going to use a FQDN for a link.

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