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Multiple DNS suffix's via dhcp

I need to dynamically assign multiple dns suffix's via
dhcp. Unfortunately hard coding my Win2000 clients via login script
ect is
not an
option.

Our company has just acquired another which is using a different dns
suffix
in a ms domain
(as you would expect). This poses a problem when users from our other
sites
visit this site, obtain a dhcp address but cannot resolve unqualified
names
which are used in various applications.

Is there a way out of this without reg updates or scripting? If there
is no
Novell solution, does anyone know of other vendors that support this
within
dhcp?

Todd







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Re: Multiple DNS suffix's via dhcp

In article <PJacb.432$%c2.281@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Todd
Sowter
wrote:
> I need to dynamically assign multiple dns suffix's via
> dhcp.
>

I don't think that's possible, as that is a Microsoft *client* feature

and there is no DHCP standard to address it that I'm aware of.

bd
NSC Volunteer SysOp
www.InsightNetSolutions.net




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Re: Multiple DNS suffix's via dhcp

Microsoft Article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;275553 27553 states:
Pushing the Domain Suffix Search List to DNS Clients:
The following methods of distribution are available for pushing the
domain suffix search list to DNS clients:
Regini.exe. The Regini.exe tool from the Microsoft Windows 2000
Resource Kit can be used to place the domain suffix search list setting into
the registry. A sample Regini script is provided in the "Sample Regini
Script" section of this article.
Unattended installation. You can populate the domain suffix search
list settings during an unattended installation.For additional information,
click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft =Knowledge Base:
178277 Setting DNS Domain Suffix Search Order During an Unattended Installation

The following methods of distribution are not available for pushing
the domain suffix search list to DNS clients:
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). You cannot configure DHCP
to send out a domain suffix search list. This is a limitation of the DHCP
protocol itself and not the result of limitations in any particular =vendor's DHCP implementation.
Netsh (Netshell). The Netsh utility has no command to set or to change
the domain suffix search list.
Group Policy. Group Policy currently does not have a mechanism for distributing the domain suffix search list.
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript). No application =programming interfaces (APIs) are available that enable you to script
a change to the domain suffix search list.


Which is to say that NO DHCP server will be able to do what you want.
The reg tool is the ONLY option you have (because the unattended
installation is going to do you NO good--the workstations are already installed)

>>> Todd Sowter<todd@sowter.com.au.remove> 2003-09-24 00:21:35 >>>


I need to dynamically assign multiple dns suffix's via
dhcp. Unfortunately hard coding my Win2000 clients via login script
ect is
not an
option.

Our company has just acquired another which is using a different dns
suffix
in a ms domain
(as you would expect). This poses a problem when users from our other
sites
visit this site, obtain a dhcp address but cannot resolve unqualified
names
which are used in various applications.

Is there a way out of this without reg updates or scripting? If there
is no
Novell solution, does anyone know of other vendors that support this
within
dhcp?

Todd

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Re: Multiple DNS suffix's via dhcp

> In article <PJacb.432$%c2.281@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, Todd
> Sowter
> wrote:
> > I need to dynamically assign multiple dns suffix's via
> > dhcp.
> >

> I don't think that's possible, as that is a Microsoft *client* feature
>
> and there is no DHCP standard to address it that I'm aware of.
>
> bd
> NSC Volunteer SysOp
> www.InsightNetSolutions.net
>
>
>
>


This is now available thru option 119 in the DHCP standard, however, the
Novell DHCP server appears not to send it out (or sends it out incorrectly).

P
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Re: Multiple DNS suffix's via dhcp

In article <hlMlg.4957$tN4.2998@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, wrote:
> This is now available thru option 119 in the DHCP standard
>

Good to know -- thanks!

bd
NSC Volunteer SysOp


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