OS X Server DNS

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by SamHowells, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. SamHowells macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hey guys,

    At work we've moved some things around (physically) and added a new router and modem to our network setup.
    We're running a mac mini server, which serves some Imacs (AFP/DNS etc). All the client computers can connect to the internet and work fine (their DNS points to the mac mini which forwards to the router) however the mac mini itself can't seem to connect to the internet at all.

    The configuration for the DNS on the mac is:

    DHCP with Manual Address

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    "Router:" appears blank. The mini has no way to talk to the Internet if it doesn't know what the next hop router is.

  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Additionally, you don't need to have and the local IP in the DNS settings. Once is enough.
  4. SamHowells thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010

    Hey Guys,
    I thought that might be the problem. I guess the thing I couldn't understand was why it wasn't forwarding its own packets like it could forward other macs towards the router.

    Cheers Guys,
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    If the Mini's DNS server config is pointing to your router as a DNS forwarder, then DNS would work, as the router is on the local network.

    However, your machine cannot access anything outside the local network. That's why DNS services would work, but not any other requests.

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