Re: DNS Resolving in the Wrong Order.

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Subject: Re: DNS Resolving in the Wrong Order.
Posted by:  Phillip Windell (..@)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005

The DNS setting on the machine is Global, matter what Nic it is on.  The
Bellsouth DNS is probably configured on another Interface.  Regular nics are
always higher in the binding order that "Dialup Adapters" (VPN is considered

Phillip Windell [MCP, MVP, CCNA]
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"Jared Brodsky" <jsb [at] greatertalent (dot) com> wrote in message
> Here is my bizarre issue. I have a user working remotely over VPN.
> The user sits behind a Netopia DSL gateway running it NAT mode.
> The VPN client in use is the Windows XP PPTP client with split tunneling
> disabled passing all traffic over through the VPN.
> I have manually configured the DNS in the TCP/IP settings to use my two
> local DNS servers on the remote LAN.
> Here is what happens.
> The user needs to connect to a host in our office. The host is our
> server.  The hostname is gtn-ex1 which has an internal ip of 10.1.1.* as
> well as an external public ip for mail delivery.
> however, when pinging the host while connected to the VPN it only returns
> the External IP address.
> When doing an nslookup on the servers IP address I get the following
> response.
> *** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain
>  Server:
>  Address:  10.1.1.*
>  Name:
>  Addresses:  10.1.1.*, 10.1.1.*
> Now the host gtn-ex1 has an A record locally pointing to the server IP
> address.
> Here is the part that is confusing me.  It seems as if the PC is
> to contact the local DNS server that of the ISP (Bellsouth) before it
> connects to the ones I have designated.  Which is why when trying to
> to the host it always returns the external IP address.
> Some of the things I have tried are as follows
> ipconfig /release
> ipconfig /renew
> ipconfig /flushdns
> ipconfig /registerdns
> I have checked the hosts file >everything looks good.
> I have also gone under advanced configuration in network settings and
> changed the order that adapters are being bound.
> help!!!!



In response to

DNS Resolving in the Wrong Order. posted by Jared Brodsky on Thu, 30 Jun 2005