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Am I missing something? (technical question)

So I had one of my guys write a program (menu) that will take you to each
office via unc. For example, Netware server in Sarasota, SRQ_1......desired
location for unc is \\srq_1\vol1\data\folder\

Since we have several offices and names and IPs change, I decided to have
him modify his program to a naming convention more neutral....
\\srq_data\vol1\data\folder . This way he doesn't have to rewrite and
redistibute his program if we change to SRQ_2, with a new IP. I only have
to modify the A records to point to the real server name.

We noticed that the reponse time is a bit slower on the 2nd A record version
than when using the real server name. We also noticed that when Symantec is
not installed they respond equally quickly.

Could it be that Symantec doesn't like that the name doesn't match what the
server thinks it is? Or am I missing a certain DNS component like a reverse
lookup-y thingy?

Thanks for any tips.



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adrockk Trusted Contributor.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

Are you sure its looking at DNS first, and not something like SLP?

Not gonna say all that much more fearing a flogging and a *thwack*



Craig spewed:

> So I had one of my guys write a program (menu) that will take you to each
> office via unc. For example, Netware server in Sarasota, SRQ_1......desired
> location for unc is \\srq_1\vol1\data\folder\
>
> Since we have several offices and names and IPs change, I decided to have him
> modify his program to a naming convention more neutral....
> \\srq_data\vol1\data\folder . This way he doesn't have to rewrite and
> redistibute his program if we change to SRQ_2, with a new IP. I only have to
> modify the A records to point to the real server name.
>
> We noticed that the reponse time is a bit slower on the 2nd A record version
> than when using the real server name. We also noticed that when Symantec is
> not installed they respond equally quickly.
>
> Could it be that Symantec doesn't like that the name doesn't match what the
> server thinks it is? Or am I missing a certain DNS component like a reverse
> lookup-y thingy?
>
> Thanks for any tips.


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

Could be....maybe Symantec is blocking slp.

Thanks
"Adam Gabriel" <adrockk@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:xn0g96dm31teom9003@forums.novell.com...
> Are you sure its looking at DNS first, and not something like SLP?
>
> Not gonna say all that much more fearing a flogging and a *thwack*
>
>
>
> Craig spewed:
>
>> So I had one of my guys write a program (menu) that will take you to each
>> office via unc. For example, Netware server in Sarasota,
>> SRQ_1......desired
>> location for unc is \\srq_1\vol1\data\folder\
>>
>> Since we have several offices and names and IPs change, I decided to have
>> him
>> modify his program to a naming convention more neutral....
>> \\srq_data\vol1\data\folder . This way he doesn't have to rewrite and
>> redistibute his program if we change to SRQ_2, with a new IP. I only
>> have to
>> modify the A records to point to the real server name.
>>
>> We noticed that the reponse time is a bit slower on the 2nd A record
>> version
>> than when using the real server name. We also noticed that when Symantec
>> is
>> not installed they respond equally quickly.
>>
>> Could it be that Symantec doesn't like that the name doesn't match what
>> the
>> server thinks it is? Or am I missing a certain DNS component like a
>> reverse
>> lookup-y thingy?
>>
>> Thanks for any tips.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

You mean like on a submarine?

Craig wrote:
> lookup-y thingy?


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

Up Lookup-y thingy!


"unsigned" <unsigned@digerati.us> wrote in message
news:WUoHl.3606$s8.1488@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> You mean like on a submarine?
>
> Craig wrote:
>> lookup-y thingy?

>



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

Ur slp is showing.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

in the olden days, it went:

cache, wins, bcast, lmhosts, hosts, dns....

where does slp show up in the list now? and can you change the order? Good
question!

🙂


"Adam Gabriel" <adrockk@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:xn0g96dm31teom9003@forums.novell.com...
> Are you sure its looking at DNS first, and not something like SLP?
>
> Not gonna say all that much more fearing a flogging and a *thwack*
>
>
>
> Craig spewed:
>
>> So I had one of my guys write a program (menu) that will take you to each
>> office via unc. For example, Netware server in Sarasota,
>> SRQ_1......desired
>> location for unc is \\srq_1\vol1\data\folder\
>>
>> Since we have several offices and names and IPs change, I decided to have
>> him
>> modify his program to a naming convention more neutral....
>> \\srq_data\vol1\data\folder . This way he doesn't have to rewrite and
>> redistibute his program if we change to SRQ_2, with a new IP. I only
>> have to
>> modify the A records to point to the real server name.
>>
>> We noticed that the reponse time is a bit slower on the 2nd A record
>> version
>> than when using the real server name. We also noticed that when Symantec
>> is
>> not installed they respond equally quickly.
>>
>> Could it be that Symantec doesn't like that the name doesn't match what
>> the
>> server thinks it is? Or am I missing a certain DNS component like a
>> reverse
>> lookup-y thingy?
>>
>> Thanks for any tips.



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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

On Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:40:20 +0000, Craig wrote:

> where does slp show up in the list now? and can you change the order?


It's configurable in the Novell Client, and that's all I'll say. You
know where to go if you need more details. 🙂




--
Joe
Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

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adrockk Trusted Contributor.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

Craig spewed:

> where does slp show up in the list now?


It will only show up when an slp enabled client gets involved. Windows won't
use SLP natively.

> and can you change the order?


Not sure, but you can select what protocols are used in the Novell Client.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

Yes sir. I'm not really fishing for Novell type info.....just wondering
where the lag is from, and if they've modified the old adage:

"Can We Buy Large Hard Disks" to include "Unless You're on Novell and Some
Linux or Unix That May be Using Slp."

🙂


"Joseph Marton" <jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:98GHl.3788$s8.412@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> On Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:40:20 +0000, Craig wrote:
>
>> where does slp show up in the list now? and can you change the order?

>
> It's configurable in the Novell Client, and that's all I'll say. You
> know where to go if you need more details. 🙂
>
>
>
>
> --
> Joe
> Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?



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Re: Am I missing something? (technical question)

LOL

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