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Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

How can I tell definitively what BIND version my DNS is at? I'm reading
TID 10066631 that talks about the BIND version having an effect on the
ability of my DNS server to act as a secondary server. The Novell
DNS/DHCP Services manual refers to "The DNS/DHCP management utility works
with DNS and DHCP servers that are based on ISC BIND Version 4.9.6 and ISC
DHCP Version 2." Still, I'm not confident that is necessarily the BIND
version our DNS server is running on.

The TID talks about BIND 9 using a "many answers" format for zone
transfers, and older BIND versions using "single answers" format. I'm
thinking this may be the cause of the problems we're having not being able
to do zone transfers.

Thank you.
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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

NetWare 6.5's NAMED.NLM is based on Bind 9.21
NetWare versions before that (e.g. 5.0 to 6.0) were based on rather old
versions of bind, but with a lot of Novell modificatons (I guess that's
where the 4.9.6 refers to).

So it all depends on what NetWare version you are using.

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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

NW5.x and NW6.0 used BIND 8.0, with the most commonly used functions of 8.1.1 (ie not FULL BIND 8.1.1 compliant)....

>>> Marcel Cox<cimetmc@myrealbox.com> 2004-08-12 14:42:54 >>>


NetWare 6.5's NAMED.NLM is based on Bind 9.21
NetWare versions before that (e.g. 5.0 to 6.0) were based on rather old
versions of bind, but with a lot of Novell modificatons (I guess that's
where the 4.9.6 refers to).

So it all depends on what NetWare version you are using.

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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

Do you know if it's possible to steal 6.5's named and use it on 6.0 so as
to have the BIND 9 functionality. I almost certain the problem we're
having has to do with the many-answers/single answers format issue which
BIND 9 is supposed to resolve.

Thank you.

> NW5.x and NW6.0 used BIND 8.0, with the most commonly used functions of =
> 8.1.1 (ie not FULL BIND 8.1.1 compliant)....
>
> >>> Marcel Cox<cimetmc@myrealbox.com> 2004-08-12 14:42:54 >>>

>
> NetWare 6.5's NAMED.NLM is based on Bind 9.21
> NetWare versions before that (e.g. 5.0 to 6.0) were based on rather old
> versions of bind, but with a lot of Novell modificatons (I guess that's
> where the 4.9.6 refers to).
>
> So it all depends on what NetWare version you are using.
>
> --=20
> Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.16.3.1)
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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

Maybe this would work from the technical point of view, but unless you
have a valid NW 6.5 license, you would be in violation with the NetWare
license. Novell generally uses new features, even if they are small to
promote new OS versions and they specicially don't backport those
features to older versions, even if backporting would mean no extra
work but running a new NLM on an old NetWare version.

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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

Thank you. The licensing is not an issue - we're good there. We're just
not yet ready to start upgrading to 6.5 yet, but if the new nml will
resolve the issue, it would be nice.

Thank you again.

> Maybe this would work from the technical point of view, but unless you
> have a valid NW 6.5 license, you would be in violation with the NetWare
> license. Novell generally uses new features, even if they are small to
> promote new OS versions and they specicially don't backport those
> features to older versions, even if backporting would mean no extra
> work but running a new NLM on an old NetWare version.
>
> --
> Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.16.3.1)


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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

Didn't work anyway. Back to the drawing board.

> Maybe this would work from the technical point of view, but unless you
> have a valid NW 6.5 license, you would be in violation with the NetWare
> license. Novell generally uses new features, even if they are small to
> promote new OS versions and they specicially don't backport those
> features to older versions, even if backporting would mean no extra
> work but running a new NLM on an old NetWare version.
>
> --
> Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.16.3.1)


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Re: Bind Version/Many-answers or single answers format

if licensing is not an issue, but you don't want to UPGRADE your DNS server, simply install a NW6.5 server in the tree (you can use a 1Ghz machine, it doesn't need to be server class), give it a replica of the DNS database, configure it to service the zone, and point your secondary server to that ip address.... There are many options.

Also on the box you are transferring from/to, if it is linux/unix based then you can configure THAT machine to use either many/one format.

>>> <bdkmcgl@budget.state.ny.us> 2004-08-13 12:20:36 >>>


Didn't work anyway. Back to the drawing board.

> Maybe this would work from the technical point of view, but unless you
> have a valid NW 6.5 license, you would be in violation with the NetWare
> license. Novell generally uses new features, even if they are small to
> promote new OS versions and they specicially don't backport those
> features to older versions, even if backporting would mean no extra
> work but running a new NLM on an old NetWare version.
>
> --
> Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.16.3.1)


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