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OES 11 SP2 - Novell DNS server - Split-horizon DNS

Hello Fellow Novell Denizens;

I found the following document that covers up to OES 2 and that split horizon DNS(views) is not supported by Novell DNS only BIND9 supports it.

We are deploying a Cisco UC that requires that the same internal DNS entries and external DNS entries can resolve to different addresses.

https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7004237

To explain my environment a little more, our DNS domain is hosted by an external ISP on their DNS server as primary and resolved globally. My internal DNS server is currently caching only for the domain in question.

My question is two fold.

1.) Does OES 11 SP2 Novell DNS, support Split-horizon DNS? (views) and do I need to do this do split horizon DNS to accommodate the above?
2.) Is there another way to accomplish this with our caching DNS server? Since it's not tied into pass entries up to the primary?

I'm far from a DNS expert. So I apologize for my ignorance. I learn what I need to, to implement what I must.

Thanks,
-Nyle
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Re: OES 11 SP2 - Novell DNS server - Split-horizon DNS

nlandas;2406430 wrote:
Hello Fellow Novell Denizens;

I found the following document that covers up to OES 2 and that split horizon DNS(views) is not supported by Novell DNS only BIND9 supports it.

We are deploying a Cisco UC that requires that the same internal DNS entries and external DNS entries can resolve to different addresses.

https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7004237

To explain my environment a little more, our DNS domain is hosted by an external ISP on their DNS server as primary and resolved globally. My internal DNS server is currently caching only for the domain in question.

My question is two fold.

1.) Does OES 11 SP2 Novell DNS, support Split-horizon DNS? (views) and do I need to do this do split horizon DNS to accommodate the above?
2.) Is there another way to accomplish this with our caching DNS server? Since it's not tied into pass entries up to the primary?

I'm far from a DNS expert. So I apologize for my ignorance. I learn what I need to, to implement what I must.

Thanks,
-Nyle


Alright, in case someone comes in with the same question. It looks like the latest Novell DNS still doesn't support split-horizon DNS (multiple views) Windows and Bind9 do.

To answer my own question #2 it is possible to have an internal only authoritative server for your domain and it overrides the public DNS records of your external DNS server. So we are letting our "ISP" be our public external DNS and we have created a zone in our Novell DNS server that it authoritative and overrides these public records. All necessary public records must then be maintained in both locations, which internal only records must only be maintained on your internal DNS server.

I'm in the process of creating another DNS server to this internal only server so that I have redundancy internally. I hope this helps someone else who ends up in a situation where a vendor requires different internal and external DNS records in order for their solution to function.

-Nyle
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