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Old 11-04-2004, 06:49 AM   #1
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configuring dns server on dhcp client


I am sys admin in an organisation, here my system is cfg'ed as dhcp client. For the same system i want to make it has DNS server [ using the ip provided by the dhcp server ] "is it possible to have this as DNS server". Because we already have an DNS server. In our main block.

If i disable the dhcp, have the ip address say i can do this system as DNS server without any problem and also " dig " the server it without any problem [ with answer 1 ].

But the other systems Windows 2000 proff are configured as dhcp client of the organisation, but my system and the others are connected through LAN. When I browse in IE with IP of me DNS server I am getting the Web page of my DNS server home page [ ie : index.html ] but when I browse with Domain name getting an error " page cannot be displayed "

Can any one solve my problem.

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Old 11-04-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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can u first describe your problem in a straightforward and clear way?
Old 11-04-2004, 05:33 PM   #3
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IIRC, you cannot host a DNS server on a box withou a static IP, at least with Windows 2000. The reason is simple: you need to be able to configure clients to with the IP address of your DNS server, which you can't do if it's always changing.
Old 11-04-2004, 11:23 PM   #4
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I also removed the dynamic IP and have given the Static Ip address as

And even cannot browse it in other system using the, but i can browse it using IP address htt:// in the other systems. As i configured the Apache in my linux box .

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