I'm planning to upgrade our office network architecture this week and have run into a slight issue.
Right now we have a few servers that are accessible internally and externally, we'll call them server1 and server2. Externally, when I point to server1.com or server2.com, my client's DNS will resolve this properly to our static IP block. That's all great.
Internally, when I call server1.com or server2.com, our internal DNS server (Windows Server 2003) handles the IP resolution without contacting an external DNS server, saving us some hops and some time.
Is there a way to eliminate the need for the DNS server (Windows Server 2003) and handle this on the router or cable modem? Perhaps through static routes? Editing the hosts file on each internal workstation is not an option.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!