Re: Source address of DNS-Server

Ioannis Chazakis ( (no email) )
Sat, 14 Nov 1998 19:27:40 +0200

Start the DNS manager and double click on the ip address it shows on the
left window so that the zones tree expands.
Then right-click on that ip address, select properties and in the interfaces
tab you will find a listbox that shows all the ip addresses that the
nameserver responds to.
Just add its real address ( and remove all the others..

Bare in mind that since you mentioned adding ips for web servers, we have
encountered some problems with IIS if those ips are on a different subnet
and as yet have found no solution to that, so we are assigning ip addresses
from the same subnet.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lutz Lang <>
To: <>
Date: 13 November 1998 18:15
Subject: Source address of DNS-Server

>We have 2 WinNT4.0 DNS-Servers in our LAN in different Class-C networks.
>The one in net1 is our primary NS (let's say or A), and the
>one in net2 is our secondary NS ( or B). Both are installed
>in the same physical network.
>We installed a webserver software on B, and assigned a few IP's to the
>same NIC which we took from net1 (eg. That worked for a
>long, long time without any errors.
>Some days ago I added another IP of net1 to that machine, and since then
>the secondary DNS was not able to receive zones from the primary DNS.
>I soon found what is going on when B requests zonedata from its primary
>master. As A isn't in the same IP-Net as B, B asks its Gateway (Router)
>for a destination. It then finds out that destination A is in the same
>physical network and chooses the direct path. OK so far. But now B uses
>the first entry of its IP's which are in net1 as source adress! Now A
>can't recognize B anymore as a valid secondary and won't transfer any
>So my final question is:
>Does anyone know how to tell NT to use one specific IP (namely
> for those DNS-packets?
>Lutz Lang