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DNS A record

I have a single NDS tree with about 28 NW6 SP5 boxes. Each location is an
organization. The server for that location holds the master replica for
the partition. I also have each location set as that primary DNS Zone. I
have created an A record for the GroupWise server so that users can get
to WebAccess internally. In some zones, DNS resolves correctly, others it
does not. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Sean


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Re: DNS A record

In article <Da68f.639$%i7.332@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, wrote:
> In some zones, DNS resolves correctly, others it
> does not.
>

Afraid we'll need more specific details. Got log files? Is the
problem location specific? Examples are almost always helpful.

bd
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DNS A record

> I have a single NDS tree with about 28 NW6 SP5 boxes. Each location is an
> organization. The server for that location holds the master replica for
> the partition. I also have each location set as that primary DNS Zone. I
> have created an A record for the GroupWise server so that users can get
> to WebAccess internally. In some zones, DNS resolves correctly, others it
> does not. Any thoughts? Thanks.


Check the SOA serial numbers being returned for the same zone from
different servers to ensure your records are matching.

Also check the refresh, expiry, etc., settings to make sure you're not
looking at old data (if you are, clear your local DNS cache -- if running
Windows, type "IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS" to clear it because a reboot isn't
reliable for this; don't be suprised, it's Windows after all).

If you're not familiar with the industry standard tools such as "dig" and
friends, then you'll probably get your answers faster by using a simple
freeware GUI-based tool called CyberKit (the Cyber Kit web site { http://
www.cyberkit.net/ } is long gone now, but I've saved a copy of the .ZIP
file to share with my friends; I highly recommend this tool because it
provides very clear answers to the vast majority of possible DNS queries) -
- it will let you run queries against specific DNS servers (among some
other useful things).

You can download CyberKit directly from one of my FTP servers:

ftp://ftp.8x.ca/library/software/apps/internet/cyberkit/cyber25.zip

If you notice differences, then it means you have a synchronization problem
in the back-end, and you'll need to investigate the possible problems with
NDS/eDirectory from that point forward. Once you've got your entire tree
showing the same season (read "fully synchronized"), then run the queries
again to confirm it's all good. You may need to unload then reload NAMED.
NLM on all servers to ensure no corrupt records left over re-introduce
problems (although I doubt this could happen given Novell's excellent
history for producing quality software, it won't hurt to rule it out with
the very small number of zones you have; even loading a slightly larger
NAMED.NLM configuration with 500 zones averaging 11 or 12 records per zone
takes only seconds anyway).

--
Randolf Richardson - rr@8x.ca
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
http://www.8x.ca/

This message originated from within a secure, reliable,
high-performance network ... a Novell NetWare network.
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