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nigel_h
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DNS Forwarding not working

I have a registered domain, for example foo.com hosted by site5.com

 

I have set up a host entry for my NAS which points to an address on my local network: nas.foo.com -> 192.168.1.99

 

When I was on Sky broadband, any device on my network could resolve this with nslookup nas.foo.com

 

Now I have switched to BT, the Home Hub 5 fails to resolve.

 

I checked against the BT name servers and this resolves:

 

dig @81.139.57.100 nas.foo.com@81.139.57.100 nas.foo.com

 

But it doesn't resolve using the DNS server in the HH.

 

dig @192.168.1.254 nas.foo.com

 

Any ideas? Or does BT really take standard products and the cripple them?

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Liam_
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Re: DNS Forwarding not working

Hi,
I assume you only want to access the NAS from your LAN. If so it would be simpler to create a shortcut to the NAS drive and put a copy of the shortcut on each machine on the LAN.  Like in the screen dump.  Works fine here.shortcut_.jpg
On the other hand if you want to access the NAS from the Internet you would need to set up port forwarding for the NAS.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: DNS Forwarding not working

See if this applies to you?

http://btsupport.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44044/c/6433

 

Some home hubs also do not allow NAT loopback.

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anthonyUK
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Re: DNS Forwarding not working


@nigel_h wrote:

Any ideas? Or does BT really take standard products and the cripple them?


Of course not. They design them like that Smiley Very Happy

 

If you want to do anything out of the ordinary you'll need a decent router.

I have a router running advanced Tomato firmware which supports NAT loopback so you can access your internal servers using a FQDN.

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