Configuring DNS with NetWare 5 and NetWare 6 and OES

 

Launching the DNS/DHCP Management Console
Launch the DNS/DHCP Management Console by double-clicking its icon. The DNS/DHCP Management Console can be installed on a client workstation, or it can be accessed from Tools menu of the NetWare Administrator utility.

The first time you launch the DNS/DHCP Management Console, you are prompted to enter the name of the NDS tree where you want to set up DNS. You can click in the Enter NDS Tree Name field to select an NDS tree that you are logged into. Creating a DNS Server Object
Use the DNS/DHCP Management Console to create and set up a DNS Server object for each DNS server you plan to operate.

To create and set up a DNS Server object, complete the following steps:

1.Click the DNS Service tab of the DNS/DHCP Management Console, if necessary.
The All Zones object is the only object displayed on the DNS/DHCP Management Console’s left pane.

2.Click Create on the tool bar.
The Create New DNS Object dialog box is displayed, enabling you to create a DNS Server object or a Zone object.

3.Select DNS Server and click OK.
The Create New DNS Server dialog box is displayed, prompting you to select a DNS Server object.

4.Enter the desired server’s name or use the browse button to select the server.
5.Enter the server’s Fully Qualified Domain name, then click Create.
The DNS Server object is created and displayed in the lower pane of the DNS/DHCP Management Console.

6. Add a forwarder. Hightlight the DNS_Server object you just created. Click on Forwarding List. Click ADD, Add your ISP DNS servers IP addresses
D.        Creating a Primary DNS Zone Object

After you create a DNS Server object, use the DNS/DHCP Management Console to create and set up a Primary DNS zone. For information about how to create a secondary DNS Zone object refer to “Creating a Secondary DNS Zone Object.” For information about how to create an IN-ADDR.ARPA Zone object, refer to “Creating an IN-ADDR.ARPA Zone Object.” For information about how to create an IP6.INT Zone object,
refer to “Creating an IP6.INT Zone Object.”

To create a primary DNS Zone object, complete the following steps:

1.Click the DNS Service tab of the DNS/DHCP Management Console.
The All Zones object and the Root Server Info Zone object are displayed in the DNS/DHCP Management Console’s left pane.

2.Click Create on the tool bar, select Zone, then click OK.
The Create Zone dialog box is displayed. The default setting is to create a new, primary zone.

3.Use the browse button to select the NDS context for the zone.

4.Enter a name for the Zone object in the Zone Domain Name field.

5.In the Assign Authoritative DNS Server field, select a DNS server.
Once you have selected an authoritative DNS server, the Name Server Host Name field is filled with name of the authoritative DNS server.

6.Click Create.
A message is displayed indicating that the new zone has been created, and you are reminded to create the Address record for the host server domain name and corresponding Pointer record in the IN-ADDR.ARPA zone (if you have not already done so).

E.        Starting the DNS Server

After you have created and set up a DNS Server object and a DNS Zone object, enter the following command at the DNS server console:
LOAD NAMED

After NAMED.NLM is loaded, the DNS server can respond to queries for the zone. For more detailed information about NAMED.NLM command line options, refer to “NAMED Command Line Options.”
F.        Configuring Clients to Use DNS
Configuring clients to use DNS is performed at the client workstation.
To configure Windows NT or Windows 95 client workstations to use DNS, complete the following steps:

1.At the client desktop, select Start > Settings > Control Panel, then double-click Network.
The Network window is displayed, listing the network components installed on the client workstation.

2.Select TCP/IP, then click Properties.
The TCP/IP Properties window is displayed, usually showing the IP Address tab page.

3.Click the DNS Configuration tab.

4.Provide a hostname and domain name for each client.

5.Enter the IP address of DNS servers for this client in the reverse search order of preference, then click OK.
The client can now send DNS queries to the DNS name server.

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