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Server 2012 - Create record pointing to outside Local Subnet without FQDN. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    I got a small but technical question regarding  DNS setup.

    We've got location A and location B.

    Location A contacts a server on location B, this is not a Windows based server but an IBM Server.

    This IBM server has a simple IP and hostname but no domain suffix. This server is also not connected to our domain and DNS and works standalone.

    We use a Site to Site tunnel to contact the second location.

    Our internal network has 192.168.5.0 and the Location B 192.168.6.0

    The server we are contacting has IP 192.168.6.4 and I am able to contact the server through IP.

    The hostname of the Server on location B is simply: IBM

    So I need to create a DNS record in our server:   IBM -> 192.168.6.4

    The issue is, when I create an A record in our DNS it will add a FQDN: IBM.COMPANY.LOCAL but the server on location B is not connected to a domain. This also causes that I am unable to create another Forward Lookup Zone.

    So in simple translation.
    Server on location B is called: IBM
    Server IP on location B is: 192.168.6.4

    I need a record that contacts this server on location B from our network through it's hostname.
    We use software on the local  domain clients that contact this external server through it's hostname.

    I know this is possible to set this in the hosts file on our clients but I want to manage this from our DC.

    Any tips or tricks?

    With kind regards,

    Tim Grave





    • Edited by Tim_86 Friday, February 10, 2017 10:55 AM
    Friday, February 10, 2017 10:52 AM

Answers

  • Hi Tim,

    >>The issue is, when I create an A record in our DNS it will add a FQDN: IBM.COMPANY.LOCAL but the server on location B is not connected to a domain.

    If server on location B is not connected to domain, client still could query address of this server by FQDN.

    It is could not be achieved if A record is created without suffix, when client query host name for DNS, it will append suffix by default.

    Best Regards

    John


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    • Marked as answer by Tim_86 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:32 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2017 6:02 AM

All replies

  • Hi Tim,

    >>The issue is, when I create an A record in our DNS it will add a FQDN: IBM.COMPANY.LOCAL but the server on location B is not connected to a domain.

    If server on location B is not connected to domain, client still could query address of this server by FQDN.

    It is could not be achieved if A record is created without suffix, when client query host name for DNS, it will append suffix by default.

    Best Regards

    John


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    • Marked as answer by Tim_86 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:32 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2017 6:02 AM
  • Hi John,

    Thanks for your reply, I will creat an A record on our domain and see if it resolves to location B.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:33 AM
  • Hi Tim,

    If there is anything we can do for you, please feel free to post it in the forum.

    Best Regards

    John


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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:36 AM