Friday, August 14, 2009

Windows DDNS Updates

SkyHi @ Friday, August 14, 2009
I'm running Windows Server 2003 with Bind as your dns.

When running Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 you may find this error below in your event log. This is because Windows is trying to update your Dynamic DNS on our master DNS server using Kerberbos security and not your UserID and password.

"The Security System detected an authentication error for the server DNS/ The failure code from authentication protocol Kerberos was "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request. (0xc000005e)".

A Windows machine that you are currently running has incorrect TCP/IP settings! This is violating our update policy and needs to be fixed immediately.

Windows has the capability built right in to automatically update the primary name server for your domain when it has an IP address that is active. This is enabled by default on installation and must be manually changed. These updates are not compatible with our system because of the lack of security when performing updates. We choose to conform to the standard that 99% other ddns services are supporting by using your secure user login information.

The domain that you are updating is:

The IP address that updates are coming from is:

You have sent update packets to our servers.
The last update was PST.

You need to stop these dynamic updates from occurring immediately or risk that your account be put 'on hold' until it can be resolved. These updates fill up logs, waste bandwidth unnecessarily, use up CPU cycles, as well as slow your system down.