DNS - 2 domains, through VPN


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SanDann

I have 2 seperate companies that are merging together. 2 locations, 2
domains.

Server1.local - Windows 2000 SP4 internal range is 192.168.100.x
Server2.com - 2003 Server SP1 Internal range is 192.168.1.x

I have setup a VPN between the 2 with the routers, and can ping back
and forth, and can communicate via IP.

I would like to setup DNS so it recognises server1.local by name from
the server2 site.

I know, basic DNS but it is not my strong suit.

Can you help?
 
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Herb Martin

I have 2 seperate companies that are merging together. 2 locations, 2
domains.


PLEASE post a SINGLE "crossposted" message to multiple
relavent newsgroups -- this way the answers you receive to one
message will be threaded in with the others and anyone helping
or trying to learn will see the "entire conversation".

Also, you will only have to check "one place" for answers <GRIN>
 
S

SanDann

Not only do I not know how to fix my DNS, I don't see the "crosspost"
button...
 
H

Herb Martin

Not only do I not know how to fix my DNS, I don't see the "crosspost"
button...

[You might have mentioned which News reader
software (or web site interface) you are using since
the actual answer will vary depending on your news
reader......]

In Outlook Express you just add both names with
a comma between in the Newsgroups box. IF you
do "new post" from in one group you have to type
the other, i.e., there is no "button".
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

I have 2 seperate companies that are merging together. 2 locations, 2
domains.

Server1.local - Windows 2000 SP4 internal range is 192.168.100.x
Server2.com - 2003 Server SP1 Internal range is 192.168.1.x

I have setup a VPN between the 2 with the routers, and can ping back
and forth, and can communicate via IP.

I would like to setup DNS so it recognises server1.local by name from
the server2 site.

I know, basic DNS but it is not my strong suit.

On one hand, I hope the example you gave is not the actual domain name
instance(Single-label DNS domain names).

On the other hand, to properly set this up is fairly simple, on each DNS
server, create a Secondary zone or zones, for the zones on the other
network's DNS.
1. On both DNS servers, click on the properties of the local zones, select
the Zone transfers tab, select "Only to these IP addresses" and enter the IP
of the other DNS server.
2. On server2 Create a new secondary zone(s) for the name of the zone(s) on
server1.
3. On server1 Create a new secondary zone(s) for the name of the zone(s) on
server2.
4. Windows DNS zones are set, by default, to expire in 1 day, I recommend
increasing that to several days. This is done on the SOA tab on the Master
(Primary) zone properties.

You have a alternate choice in DNS on the Win2k3 server2 DNS, instead of
creating a secondary zone, select the forwarders tab, click the "New"
button, enter the domain name from server1 zone, and the IP of server1, then
you must place a check the box next to "Do not use recursion for this
domain"

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Best regards,
Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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SanDann

Thanks kevin - that is great advice, and easy to understand.

Works like a charm.
 
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