This is the info I was looking for. While it does change the DNS search
order for nslookup, it does not appear to do so for other utilities like
ping and rdesktop.
Charles Trevor wrote:
> Brian Morton wrote:
>> You are correct about my setup. It is as you described it with the
>> DNS forwarder). However, it seems that nslookup on Windows XP gives
>> up when it tries to find the hostname on the first DNS server
>> (primary local DNS, provided by my ISP, Speakeasy). It doesn't
>> subsequently try my secondary local or primary PPTP (m0n0wall). If I
>> manually specify
>> nslookup <remote NetBIOS hostname to try> 192.168.0.1
>> where 192.168.0.1 is my m0n0wall address, it succeeds. However, the
>> XP networking stack doesn't seem to have the sense to do this on its
> You might find the article her of use. I have experienced similar
> problems with XP and this helped me.