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tbundy427
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Migrating NW65 with underscore to OES2/SLES10

The NetWare server has an underscore in it. I noticed while trying to name the replacement box a similar name that Linux wont take an underscore in the name. I fear my steps will be rename the server, THEN migrate to SLES/OES?? Are there some steps I can take to minimize impact to the users for the rename process?
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Re: Migrating NW65 with underscore to OES2/SLES10

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Re: Migrating NW65 with underscore to OES2/SLES10

Hitbundy427,
tbundy427;2346440 wrote:
The NetWare server has an underscore in it. I noticed while trying to name the replacement box a similar name that Linux wont take an underscore in the name. I fear my steps will be rename the server, THEN migrate to SLES/OES?? Are there some steps I can take to minimize impact to the users for the rename process?


underscores are not part of the valid set of characters for DNS labels - while i.e. still uses them a lot (NETBIOS does allow them). There's an option for DNS that will treat underscores as valid characters, so if it's only DNS that is causing trouble, changing the configuration of the DNS server(s) may fix it.

OTOH, there may be many additional places where this "no underscore" rule is enforced in OES, I'll leave that part to persons more experienced with the product.

Regards,
Jens
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Re: Migrating NW65 with underscore to OES2/SLES10

oops...

> underscores are not part of the valid set of characters for DNS labels - while i.e. still uses them a lot (NETBIOS does allow them).

should have been "underscores are not part of the valid set of characters for DNS labels - while i.e. "Microsoft Windows" still uses them a lot (NETBIOS does allow them).

Sorry for the confusion.
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tbundy427
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Re: Migrating NW65 with underscore to OES2/SLES10

jmozdzen;2347015 wrote:
oops...

> underscores are not part of the valid set of characters for DNS labels - while i.e. still uses them a lot (NETBIOS does allow them).

should have been "underscores are not part of the valid set of characters for DNS labels - while i.e. "Microsoft Windows" still uses them a lot (NETBIOS does allow them).

Sorry for the confusion.


DNS is done on a windows box, so that's not an issue. The SLES box wont accept an _ in the name. I noticed when I setup a temporary name on the server to be used for migration. Thanks for the insight! My plan is to rename, then proceed with the migration down the road...
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