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    Ok, so I've been having DNS fun As said in another thread, we are setting up Moodle on an internal server so wanted an internal DNS pointer to stop people going out on to the internet just to be directed back in. So we set up a new Forward Lookup Zone for our domain and of course have had fun ever since finding pointers that suddenly have broken due to the network now thinking everything is internal.
    So far I have had to set pointers to various services (proxy, smtp) but suddenly had a thought. Is there a way to set a default forwarder to everything except any exceptions we put in? Or am I just a complete DNS numpty N00b & shoudl leave well alone?

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    Yes there is an easier solution, you just need to make your internal redirect only affect the one host like so:
    DNS Forwarding
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    You need to do as below because as soon as you set it as a record on your DNS it is authorotive:
    Re: Non authoritative domain on Windows Server 2003
    You could create a zone called "hostname.domainname.com" and then within
    that zone create a blank host A record (same as parent) pointing to the
    relevant internal IP

    Then your server would only be authorative for the zone "hostname.domainname.
    com"and any records within that zone (such as the same as parent host record
    you need)

    Only drawback to this is you have to create a separate DNS zone for each host
    and a same as parent record but it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I would just make a new forward lookup zone of moodle.domain.com (I assume on zone is domain.com) and create a blank A record with the IP.
    That *should* work?

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    Brill, there is always a simple solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Brill, there is always a simple solution
    Steve's mantra: "If it takes a long time, you're doing it wrong" :-)

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