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Re: HOSTS names and IP addresses

> In article <qVdsa.8031$>, wrote:

> > I have entered a zone name of RLMINT.COM in the dns pointing to
> >, and under that I have resource records pointing to

> > lookup records for each of the IP addresses at each server

> >

> Do you also have Resource Record type 'A(Host Address)' for each of

> three servers as that is the basic resolution link. Confirm the IP addresses
> assigned.
> > I can ping from each station the IP address of and

> >, however I am not able to ping the IP address

> > the DHCP. The only HOSTS file that is changed is the one in

> > not any of the others.

> What is the time stamp of that hosts file? Try to co-relate it to

> event. Also check the hostname also in the sys:etc that should show

> correct IP and full name of the server.
> What other files have been changed recently.
> In the DNS/DHCP manager console, on the DHCP side, open the subnet

> select the IP that the hosts file is referring to and confirm that

> listed is indeed server#3 (or just not present)
> try making server#3\sys:\etc\hosts a read only file after forcing it

> correct value.
> I am really getting intrigued by this now, wish we were closer so

that I
> a chance to look at it directly.
> Andy Konecny
> Ainsworth Inc. in Toronto
> [sometimes being certifiable is more fun than being certified :]

I checked the DNS/DHCP console and there is an "A" record with the
IP address for each of the IP addresses of the servers. When the
are restarted they resolve their DNS ok.

I looked at the time stamp on the HOSTS file of server #3 and it has a

time stamp = to that of when the Border Manager was updated when
were made. I also checked the other servers HOSTS file and none of the

times were as recent as server #3's HOSTS file.

The HOSTS file in server #3 had the IP address of
again, so
I changed it back and made the file read-only. I then shut-down the
and restarted it. When it restarted it established connections with
servers, so I restarted server #3 again. When restarted, it did not establish an connection again. However the HOSTS has remained

Setting up Novell servers is not a fun as I thought it would be.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: HOSTS names and IP addresses

Is server #3 loading DHCPCLNT.NLM? Type 'm dhcp*' at the console to see if it's loaded, and check AUTOEXEC.NCF for a command that loads
If yes, then that is why it's IP address is changing.

If no, then this remains a mystery, in which case it might help if you

were to export the following...

1. DHCP Subnet
2. DNS Forward Lookup zone (RLMINT.COM)
3. DNS Reverse Lookup zone (should be

...then copy/paste the contents of each into a reply here.

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