Hi,

We are in the process of switching from DNS-DHCP provided by QIP running on
an NT server to NW6 DNS_DHCP.

We cannot do this in one fell swoop, therefore need users to be able to
perform dns lookups on both DNS servers - specifically for workstations that
automatically register in DDNS.

The QIP system should be able to add the Netware server to the list of DNS
Ip-address sources handed out to workstations when they get their IP
address, but for some reason the guys who support QIP can't make this work.

I was wondering, isn't there a way this could be handled from the server
side rather than the workstation? I'm not all thaty familiar with NW
DNS-DHCP but I'm thinking there might be two possibilities:

1) Isn't there a way to tell Netware DNS that if it can't resolve a hostname
to an IP address when requested, that it looks elsewhere, forwards the query
on to another (non-Netware) server? How is that done?

2) Or can the Netware server update/compare it's DNS table with the QIP
server and update itself with those entries that QIP has that it doesn't? Is
that a sort of 'zone transfer'?

A big list giving complete instructions of how to set either of these up
would be wonderful, but just a pointer giving a general idea of what I need
to read up on would be really good too. Are either of these feasible? That
way we wouldn't have to rely on config changes to the workstations.

Thanks,



Steve Law