Sorry for the length of this. Wanted to make sure all details are
included. :)

I am having difficulty with DNS on Netware 6.5 Small Business Edition.
I have set up DHCP server, and integrated the DHCP with DNS.
My test network is public 192.168.217.250/24 gw 192.168.217.254.
Private card is 192.168.50.254.
The public card is configured for Dynamic NAT only. Routing is
enabled.

DHCP is enabled on the range from 192.168.50.20-192.168.50.120. Router
in DHCP is 192.168.50.254 and DNS option is also 192.168.50.254. I
also enabled the NDS, tree name, and server name option in DHCP.

DNS forward lookup zone is apmtest.novl. I set the authoritative
server in all three zones (1 forward, two reverse lookup zones
(public/private) as the Netware server apm-nw65. I have configured DNS
forwarders to a public IP DNS server.

When I power up a w2k workstation on the private network, it is
offered an IP of 192.168.50.20. Gateway option works great.

When I go into DNS through DHCP/DNS program (not on iManager), I see
the Workstation has been registered in the forward lookup zone, and
the reverse lookup zone. However, when I run nslookup on the W2k
Workstation, I get the following message

*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.50.254: Non-existent
domain
*** Default servers are not available
Default Server: UnKnown
Address: 192.168.50.254

When I type in a query for apm-nw65 (server name), I get

> apm-nw65

Server: [192.168.50.254]
Address: 192.168.50.254

*** [192.168.50.254] can't find apm-nw65: Non-existent domain
> apm-nw65.apmtest.local

Server: [192.168.50.254]
Address: 192.168.50.254

*** [192.168.50.254] can't find apm-nw65.apmtest.local: Non-existent
domain
> 192.168.50.254

Server: [192.168.50.254]
Address: 192.168.50.254

*** [192.168.50.254] can't find 192.168.50.254: Non-existent domain

YET..when I put in www.msn.ca, I get a reply.
> www.msn.ca

Server: [192.168.50.254]
Address: 192.168.50.254

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: msn.ca
Address: 207.68.172.246
Aliases: www.msn.ca

Lastly, on the server, I can load Ping. apm-nw65 works fine (defined
in resolv.cfg). However, nothing for ws1 (the workstation). I get a
message saying "Cannot understand ws1 as a host name or
address".......

I have made changes to DNS, restarted the service, even rebooted the
server - to no avail.
Here are my questions.
1.) Is there a way to load named with debugging screens enabled? I see
named loaded, but that's it. It used to be named -v (verbose) but
that seems to have changed with NW 6.5.

2.) Any ideas on what I may be missing that is causing this DNS server
to not answer the queries?

Thank you in advance for any and all ideas sent.

Regards,
Paul

Paul M. Muhlbach, A+, CNA, MCSA
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates