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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 11:54:27 PM

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Hi All:

If I run RRAS and have a VPN server set up,
then is it possible to get the vpn clients who connect
seen in DNS,
and do I need to run WINS to accomplish that?


Thank you
James W. Long

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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 11:54:28 PM

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In news:7I8md.20727$Rf1.12536@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com,
James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> Hi All:
>
> If I run RRAS and have a VPN server set up,
> then is it possible to get the vpn clients who connect
> seen in DNS,
> and do I need to run WINS to accomplish that?

To get VPN clients to register in DNS, a client that supports DDNS can do it
or DHCP can do it.
WINS will populate Network places, or you can configure DNS to do a WINS
lookup on the WINS tab of the zone properties.



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Anonymous
November 16, 2004 5:37:53 PM

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Dear Kevin:

Good to hear from you again!
Thanks for the reply.
Not that I understand all of it,
so I'm going to ask more questions.

I know we wont be running ddns so thats out.

We want the vpn clients to show up in our internal dns.
and we want to get to thier drives and shares in network places

My dns server is ad integrated on win2k server here.

if I run dhcp then dhcp will allocate the vpn addresses
and tell dns what they are so that dns then knows.
is that correct?

On that subject, lets say I have an as400 running
dhcp on the same network instead.
Wouldnt I want to move dhcp to my DC
so it can talk to my ad integrated DNS?
or can my ad DNS make use of dhcp
running on an as400?


if I run WINS, then my vpn clients will see objects
in network places and I will also see the vpn clients
(and any shares they have) in network places
is that correct?

and lastly,
if I configure DNS to do a WINS lookup
on the Wins tab (in dns mmc),
OK I got lost, I need to do this anyway?

I'm asking because I need to get this all right.

Thanks for your patience,

James W. Long



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> In news:7I8md.20727$Rf1.12536@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com,
> James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
> > Hi All:
> >
> > If I run RRAS and have a VPN server set up,
> > then is it possible to get the vpn clients who connect
> > seen in DNS,
> > and do I need to run WINS to accomplish that?
>
> To get VPN clients to register in DNS, a client that supports DDNS can do
it
> or DHCP can do it.
> WINS will populate Network places, or you can configure DNS to do a WINS
> lookup on the WINS tab of the zone properties.
>
>
>
> --
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> Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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Anonymous
November 16, 2004 5:37:54 PM

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In news:5homd.25228$5b1.9335@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com,
James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:

Hello again James, answers inline.

> Dear Kevin:
>
> Good to hear from you again!
> Thanks for the reply.
> Not that I understand all of it,
> so I'm going to ask more questions.
>
> I know we wont be running ddns so thats out.

If your not going to be using DDNS, how is DHCP expected to update DNS?

>
> We want the vpn clients to show up in our internal dns.
> and we want to get to thier drives and shares in network
> places

As you know, DNS and Network places are two totally different functions. The
VPN clients will have to use WINS to populate Network places.
DNS registration is not required for clients, but if you want clients to
populate DNS you will have to allow dynamic registration. That said, the
domain forward lookup zone can be configured to query the WINS server for
hosts not found in DNS, so as long as this function works your clients do
not have to register in DNS as long as the clients have a WINS registration.

> My dns server is ad integrated on win2k server here.
>
> if I run dhcp then dhcp will allocate the vpn addresses
> and tell dns what they are so that dns then knows.
> is that correct?

Yes, DHCP can register the clients in DNS, if the DHCP server supports this
option and the DNS servers to be registered in are configured in the active
network connections of the machine DHCP is running on.

> On that subject, lets say I have an as400 running
> dhcp on the same network instead.
> Wouldnt I want to move dhcp to my DC
> so it can talk to my ad integrated DNS?
> or can my ad DNS make use of dhcp
> running on an as400?

Unfortunately, the AS400 is out of my scope of knowledge, so I don't know if
the AS400 DHCP can register in MS DNS. I can tell you that BIND DHCP cannot
register in a MS DNS server and vice-versa because the protocols of the two
softwares are different.

> if I run WINS, then my vpn clients will see objects
> in network places and I will also see the vpn clients
> (and any shares they have) in network places
> is that correct?

Yes, that is how it is supposed to work.

> and lastly,
> if I configure DNS to do a WINS lookup
> on the Wins tab (in dns mmc),
> OK I got lost, I need to do this anyway?

I would if you don't use DDNS for the VPN clients. This way the VPN clients
can be resolved in DNS without actually registering in DNS.


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Anonymous
November 16, 2004 11:02:19 PM

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"Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]" <admin@nospam.WFTX.US> wrote in message
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> In news:5homd.25228$5b1.9335@newssvr17.news.prodigy.com,
> James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
>
> Hello again James, answers inline.
>
> > Dear Kevin:
> >
> > Good to hear from you again!
> > Thanks for the reply.
> > Not that I understand all of it,
> > so I'm going to ask more questions.
> >
> > I know we wont be running ddns so thats out.
>
> If your not going to be using DDNS, how is DHCP expected to update DNS?

Our vpn clients will vpn to a fixed static ip.
Our DNS only runs on our inside lan.

we think that dhcp will allocate IP addresses to the
vpn clients intead of rras. rras has a check box
that will allow a dhcp server to allocate the addresses
rather than rras. we think dhcp will update dns
once it is doing the job rather than the
address pool scheme in rras.



>
> >
> > We want the vpn clients to show up in our internal dns.
> > and we want to get to thier drives and shares in network
> > places
>
> As you know, DNS and Network places are two totally different functions.

right. but we need them both.

>The
> VPN clients will have to use WINS to populate Network places.
> DNS registration is not required for clients, but if you want clients to
> populate DNS you will have to allow dynamic registration.

ok. do I just check "register in dns" on the clients end to allow this
and is there more at the server I do?



That said, the
> domain forward lookup zone can be configured to query the WINS server for
> hosts not found in DNS, so as long as this function works your clients do
> not have to register in DNS as long as the clients have a WINS
registration.

I am unfamiliar with WINS.
almost with you here, until you said "as long as clients have a wins
registration"
what does that mean?


>
> > My dns server is ad integrated on win2k server here.
> >
> > if I run dhcp then dhcp will allocate the vpn addresses
> > and tell dns what they are so that dns then knows.
> > is that correct?
>
> Yes, DHCP can register the clients in DNS, if the DHCP server supports
this
> option and the DNS servers to be registered in are configured in the
active
> network connections of the machine DHCP is running on.
>
> > On that subject, lets say I have an as400 running
> > dhcp on the same network instead.
> > Wouldnt I want to move dhcp to my DC
> > so it can talk to my ad integrated DNS?
> > or can my ad DNS make use of dhcp
> > running on an as400?
>
> Unfortunately, the AS400 is out of my scope of knowledge, so I don't know
if
> the AS400 DHCP can register in MS DNS. I can tell you that BIND DHCP
cannot
> register in a MS DNS server and vice-versa because the protocols of the
two
> softwares are different.

ok thanks

>
> > if I run WINS, then my vpn clients will see objects
> > in network places and I will also see the vpn clients
> > (and any shares they have) in network places
> > is that correct?
>
> Yes, that is how it is supposed to work.
>
> > and lastly,
> > if I configure DNS to do a WINS lookup
> > on the Wins tab (in dns mmc),
> > OK I got lost, I need to do this anyway?
>
> I would if you don't use DDNS for the VPN clients. This way the VPN
clients
> can be resolved in DNS without actually registering in DNS.
>
>
> --
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> Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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Anonymous
November 17, 2004 12:22:18 AM

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In news:f1tmd.29380$Qv5.8052@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com,
James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:

> I am unfamiliar with WINS.
> almost with you here, until you said "as long as clients
> have a wins registration"
> what does that mean?

Clients must register with WINS server just as they would for DNS. This
difference being that WINS will populate Network places and DNS can query
WINS.


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Anonymous
November 17, 2004 7:31:03 PM

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Dear Kevin:

ok thats cool,
how do I do that? {make them register in WINS}
this answer goes to more than one problem in my case!

For instance we have several win98 systems here which do not show up
in DNS for some reason and we are running both DNS and WINS
yet I cant reference them by name..and dont know thier ip addresses
(which were handed out by dhcp), yet they show up in network places,
so would setting thier wins server address in thier control
panel->network->tcpip->properties...
as the address of our wins server solve this problem, and
is that what you mean by registering in wins? I checked the "look up in
wins"
checkbox in the forward zone wins tab.

Thanks,
James W. Long

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> In news:f1tmd.29380$Qv5.8052@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com,
> James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
>
> > I am unfamiliar with WINS.
> > almost with you here, until you said "as long as clients
> > have a wins registration"
> > what does that mean?
>
> Clients must register with WINS server just as they would for DNS. This
> difference being that WINS will populate Network places and DNS can query
> WINS.
>
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
> Hope This Helps
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Anonymous
November 17, 2004 7:31:04 PM

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In news:b1Lmd.19174$iQ1.6554@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com,
James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> Dear Kevin:
>
> ok thats cool,
> how do I do that? {make them register in WINS}
> this answer goes to more than one problem in my case!
>
> For instance we have several win98 systems here which do
> not show up in DNS for some reason and we are running
> both DNS and WINS
> yet I cant reference them by name..and dont know thier ip
> addresses (which were handed out by dhcp), yet they show
> up in network places, so would setting thier wins server
> address in thier control
> panel->network->tcpip->properties...
> as the address of our wins server solve this problem, and
> is that what you mean by registering in wins? I checked
> the "look up in wins"
> checkbox in the forward zone wins tab.

You can manually configure them to use a WINS server which will cause them
to register their addresses in WINS. You can also configure DHCP option 044
and 046 to assign the WINS server and Node type.

Having the Zone configured to search the WINS server works for hosts not
found in DNS works fine.


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Anonymous
November 18, 2004 6:28:52 PM

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Dear Kevin:

Rock and Roll!

I am getting initial results in DNS already as
more clients reboot and get the new dhcp specs.

Thank you very much!

James W. Long



"Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]" <admin@nospam.WFTX.US> wrote in message
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> In news:b1Lmd.19174$iQ1.6554@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com,
> James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
> > Dear Kevin:
> >
> > ok thats cool,
> > how do I do that? {make them register in WINS}
> > this answer goes to more than one problem in my case!
> >
> > For instance we have several win98 systems here which do
> > not show up in DNS for some reason and we are running
> > both DNS and WINS
> > yet I cant reference them by name..and dont know thier ip
> > addresses (which were handed out by dhcp), yet they show
> > up in network places, so would setting thier wins server
> > address in thier control
> > panel->network->tcpip->properties...
> > as the address of our wins server solve this problem, and
> > is that what you mean by registering in wins? I checked
> > the "look up in wins"
> > checkbox in the forward zone wins tab.
>
> You can manually configure them to use a WINS server which will cause them
> to register their addresses in WINS. You can also configure DHCP option
044
> and 046 to assign the WINS server and Node type.
>
> Having the Zone configured to search the WINS server works for hosts not
> found in DNS works fine.
>
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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Anonymous
November 18, 2004 6:28:53 PM

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James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
Then Kevin replied below:
> Dear Kevin:
>
> Rock and Roll!
>
> I am getting initial results in DNS already as
> more clients reboot and get the new dhcp specs.
>
> Thank you very much!

Very good! Which method are you using?



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Anonymous
November 19, 2004 11:52:24 PM

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I configured dhcp with the wins server and node type
but...although DNS does see more clients, it does not see them all



"Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]" <admin@nospam.WFTX.US> wrote in message
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> In news:Uc3nd.30029$Qv5.14842@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com,
> James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
> > Dear Kevin:
> >
> > Rock and Roll!
> >
> > I am getting initial results in DNS already as
> > more clients reboot and get the new dhcp specs.
> >
> > Thank you very much!
>
> Very good! Which method are you using?
>
>
>
> --
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> Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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Anonymous
November 20, 2004 6:40:55 PM

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James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
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> I configured dhcp with the wins server and node type
> but...although DNS does see more clients, it does not
> see them all

Have you checked the WINS database to see if all had WINS registrations?



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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 1:00:36 AM

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yes, thats how I know dns doesnt see them all.
everything is there in WINS.


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> In news:c2tnd.19555$PU7.1173@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com,
> James W. Long <JamesLong@Dunhamshq.com> commented
> Then Kevin replied below:
> > I configured dhcp with the wins server and node type
> > but...although DNS does see more clients, it does not
> > see them all
>
> Have you checked the WINS database to see if all had WINS registrations?
>
>
>
> --
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> Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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