I've got an internal DNS server (part of OS X server) and it's acting as the main DNS server for a specific (physical) site. When it can't resolve hostnames itself, it forwards requests to Google's DNS servers. Everything works well apart from a couple of issues, which I think may be related but can't get to the bottom of.
I've got a number of intranet sites setup, that people can access by going to something like:
These point to various servers in the building that host these sites. Whether internal or external (without VPN), I can access these sites just dandy.
Where the issue comes is when I want to host, say,
test.mydomainname.com on an external server it fails to resolve as the primary zone for
mydomainname.com is internal. How can I get it to look up Google's DNS (or an external one) for that zone if it's not in the list? I've tried everything I can think (adding my host's nameservers etc) of but nothing seems to work fully.
Also I can't access intranet sites when connected via VPN and from what I can gather - I believe this might be related to the DNS issue but just wanted to give as much information as possible.
mydomainname.com is hosted externally and pointed at the site's public IP. From there we can forward the requests to the relevant internal server. Externally everything works, internally though any subdomain of
mydomainname.com is served locally, I want it to be served from Google's DNS / externally.
As per a request, here's the current DNS configuration (OS X server's DNS tab). I've blurred out the
.private address as it's not really relevant but it's the server's name. The colored dots are just there to link everything together. Screenshot:
In an attempt to clarify this is what I want:
intranet.mydomain.com -> 192.168.0.12 selfservice.mydomain.com -> 192.168.0.13 *.mydomain.com -> forward to external DNS mydomain.com -> forward to external DNS
At the moment any subdomain of
mydomain.com is not forwarded on (think this is because of the primary zone being
mydomain.com with a NS of
intranet.mydomain.com but could do with a little nod in the right direction.