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    I need to setup a DNS server on a network of WinXP machines. These are located in a remote office where the main server has gone down and only IP comms is possible.

    We only have a router which is the VPN end point for the connection to the head office network. This has been configured as a DHCP server (Cisco 82

    Problem is Outlook will not work as it needs DNS. Are there 3rd party products?
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    Re: 3rd party DNS server?

    Hi

    you can use on every XP computer the HOSTS file to put entries for the mail server that should solve the outlook problem...
    you can find it at C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    just edit it and put there entries like

    111.222.333.444 myexchange-server-name


    this file is first userd to resolve and then it goes to the DNS server... so if you put there entries it will work...

    but normal www.google.com they can resolve yes?
    Last edited by yaniv; 25th October 2006, 07:21.
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    • #3
      Re: 3rd party DNS server?

      infoblox is a third party appliance.
      However, if you have setup a VPN with the office where dns is running, and you use those DNS servers, you're done...
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        Re: 3rd party DNS server?

        Thanks Yaniv,

        I need an office-wide solution- I can't do each computer because of the number of them. Note with NO DNS server, NO DNS names are resolving, including www.google.com

        Dumber, thanks for the info. I'll check out InfoBlox now.


        if you have setup a VPN with the office where dns is running, and you use those DNS servers, you're done...
        Again I'd have to setup each workstation and notebook manually- not a solution thanks.
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        • #5
          Re: 3rd party DNS server?

          take a p3 or some other old hardware... install fedora core 5 etc and you can use DHCP DNS or anything else you like in minutes... for free...
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          • #6
            Re: 3rd party DNS server?

            Originally posted by JDMils View Post
            Thanks Yaniv,

            I need an office-wide solution- I can't do each computer because of the number of them. Note with NO DNS server, NO DNS names are resolving, including www.google.com

            Dumber, thanks for the info. I'll check out InfoBlox now.


            Again I'd have to setup each workstation and notebook manually- not a solution thanks.
            No you wouldn't.

            You could deploy the HOSTS file via logon script.

            You could setup a DHCP relay agent that would contact the main DHCP server and get the required inofrmation for the boxes.

            http://www.computerperformance.co.uk...elay_Agent.htm

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