Windows® 98 DNS Configuration
Need of Windows® 98 DNS configuration
The service of DNS actually acts as a central directory on the Internet, through which the traffic is directed toward the appropriate servers for the sake of performing many different functions of a particular domain. If a person wants to send some e-mail to you or to access any of your web page then his/her computer will first of all look in to the DNS for the sake of finding the servers that are responsible for performing these functions for your domain.
- Need of DNS
- Issues that might arise while configuring Windows® 98
Need of DNS
DNS is actually a record or directory in which the IP addresses are placed against the domain names. The computers, for performing different tasks, map the domain names with the IP addresses. If the domain you have is on the registry or the name servers of an ISP or some other hosting company are being used by you then you might not need the DNS. But if you are looking for some e-mail or a web page for functioning through the domain then you definitely have to set up your DNS first.
Issues that might arise while configuring Windows® 98
There can be certain issues that you might face while Windows® 98 DNS configuration. Some of these are given here. You cannot register the single label DNS names through Internet registrars. Additional configuration is required by the domain controllers and the client computers that are joined with the single label domains for registering the DNS records dynamically in the single label DNS zones. Additional configuration might be required by the domain controllers and the client computers for the sake of resolving the DNS queries that are in the single label DNS zones. By default the domain members that are Windows® based are not allowed to perform the updates dynamically to the single label DNS zones.
The single label domain names are not compatible with some applications that that are server-based. The reason might be that the initial version of the application might not support the application or in the latest release that support might have been dropped. The feature of renaming the domain which is supported in the Windows Server® 2003 or some other latest domain controllers might not be compatible with some of the server based applications. Due to these incompatibilities the domain-rename feature might be blocked or its use might become much more difficult while renaming the single label DNS names to the FQDNs.