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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
it.
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 xxx.xxx.192.in-addr.arpa)

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

bd
NSC Volunteer SysOp
www.InsightNetSolutions.net




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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

it.
> 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 xxx.xxx.192.in-addr.arpa)
>
> ...then copy/paste the contents of each into a reply here.
>
> bd
> NSC Volunteer SysOp
> www.InsightNetSolutions.net
>

You win the prize!! After you said to look for the DHCP in the
AUTOEXEC
file, I found the following line in there:
CHKDHCP name=RTSSRV_1_E11

I rem'ed this line out and changed the HOSTS file from read only and restarted the server. Once the server was restarted it established an

connection with both servers and the HOSTS file did not change. I
restarted server #3 many times and the HOSTS file stays the same.

So my question is where did this line come from? I looked in server
#1's
AUTOEXEC file and it is rem'ed out in there too. Anyway that seemed
to do
the trick, thank you so very much!!

Thank you again,
Ken@rlmrlm.com



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Re: HOSTS names and IP addresses

WOW.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: HOSTS names and IP addresses

Hmmm... I've never seen the CHKDHCP program before, but here's some
info I found on it:

CHKDHCP is a program that checks the network for DHCP servers. If it finds one (i.e. it receives a response to a DHCP request), then it
will
not load DHCPSRVR. If it doesn't find one, then it loads DHCPSRVR.
It's
used to make sure that a Small Business server connected to a network

that already has a DHCP server running doesn't load DHCPSRVR and begin

handing out non-routable 192.168.0.0 addresses! (A problem we
occasionally encountered here when we forgot to disconnect from the
corporate network!) It isn't necessary, just used as a precaution.

So, not only was it looking for a DHCP server, once it found it, it
was
getting an address from it. Fun stuff, eh? 🙂

Glad you got it solved!

bd
NSC Volunteer SysOp
www.InsightNetSolutions.net




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