Re: NT domain visibility across subnets, based on DNS only

Thomas C Kinnen ( (no email) )
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 08:23:50 -0400

->The backbone and the subnets have different internal (10.1.x.x) C classes.

A 10.X block is a Class A, not a Class C even if subnetted down to 254
hosts. This can cause some confusion/problems if not remembered.

>The name for DNS domain, NT domain and Win 95 workgroup is the same.

>1. Any workstation (Win 95) on a subnet can see (in Netwrk. Neighb.) all 5
>(including the DNS server) and, of course, all its neighbors in the same
>(Routing works fine, everything is ping-able.)
>Also, it can connect to any resource available in the whole LAN, by
indicating the
>proper network path.

>But the logged on w/s from another subnets are not visible in Netwrk.
>Is it possible to have them listed, by using only NetBIOS DNS resolution ?
>That is, without all those lmhosts included, or WINS server in each subnet.
>What would be a NT 5 oriented solution ?

Do any of the NT servers have multiple NICs or are multihomed into more then
one subnet? I've run only one Wins server accross multiple subnets and
domains and had no problems so you do not need a Wins server on each subnet
but it does increase traffic.