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can't resolve dns with static ip address

Not sure where to turn on this one:

On an XP workstation, I can't resolve an internal NW server name using DNS
if I set static IP and DNS addresses. If I set the machine for DHCP, the
workstation can then resolve the address.

What can I check? Is there something in the DHCP setup that is helping?
I'm not sure what happens with other OSes. Most of our machines are XP.

The DNS is running on one NW6.5 server, DHCP is running on a different NW6.5
server. Both servers are on the same physical network.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated,

scott


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Re: can't resolve dns with static ip address

A little more info:

If I set the IP address to DHCP and DNS to DHCP, the names are resolved.

If I set the IP address to DHCP and DNS to static, the names are resolved.

If I set the IP address to static and DNS to static, the names can NOT be
resolved.

scott


"scott" <a5wanman@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:W67Tc.2097$h07.2084@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Not sure where to turn on this one:
>
> On an XP workstation, I can't resolve an internal NW server name using DNS
> if I set static IP and DNS addresses. If I set the machine for DHCP, the
> workstation can then resolve the address.
>
> What can I check? Is there something in the DHCP setup that is helping?
> I'm not sure what happens with other OSes. Most of our machines are XP.
>
> The DNS is running on one NW6.5 server, DHCP is running on a different

NW6.5
> server. Both servers are on the same physical network.
>
> Any help would be tremendously appreciated,
>
> scott
>
>



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: can't resolve dns with static ip address

can you also ping the DNS server when your IP address is Static? maybe you have a netmask problem on the server or workstation?

If this is a 2K or XP, use a static DNS with static IP, and try loading NSLOOKUP, type NSLOOKUP HIT ENTER, type SERVER=x.x.x.x (where x.x.x.x is the ip of your DNS server), then type in a name that should resolve like SERVER.YOURDOMAIN.COM

OH!! that reminds me, when you are Pinging by NAME are you entering the FULLY QUALIFIED DNS NAME (FQDN), or are you just typing: ping server1

If you CAN ping by FQDN and not by shortname, then you just have to configure a DNS DOMAIN (or a DOMAIN SUFFIX SEARCH ORDER) to your static IP assigned Workstation.

(look under the advanced settings of your TCPIP properties where you are assigning the static ip address)


>>> scott<a5wanman@earthlink.net> 2004-08-13 13:26:04 >>>


A little more info:

If I set the IP address to DHCP and DNS to DHCP, the names are resolved.

If I set the IP address to DHCP and DNS to static, the names are resolved.

If I set the IP address to static and DNS to static, the names can NOT be
resolved.

scott


"scott" <a5wanman@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:W67Tc.2097$h07.2084@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> Not sure where to turn on this one:
>
> On an XP workstation, I can't resolve an internal NW server name using DNS
> if I set static IP and DNS addresses. If I set the machine for DHCP, the
> workstation can then resolve the address.
>
> What can I check? Is there something in the DHCP setup that is helping?
> I'm not sure what happens with other OSes. Most of our machines are XP.
>
> The DNS is running on one NW6.5 server, DHCP is running on a different

NW6.5
> server. Both servers are on the same physical network.
>
> Any help would be tremendously appreciated,
>
> scott
>
>


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