Friday, June 11, 2004

MS DNS racing

DHCP, while having good specific uses, gives me nightmares when it comes to network security. I've seen instances where a neighbor networks DHCP server answers up before the local server, leadning to some very interesting network problems to pick apart. To further complicate/compound the issue, Microsoft likes to lump DNS, DHCP, and WINS into the same server. This complication doesn't help things much.