This is a corespondance i had in another forum. figured it'd be a little
more well suited here. can someone help me out?

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okay, what do i need to do to setup 10-15 computers on my network with
dns? i know how to set up the clients to go to a DNS Server, but how do i
set up my netware 6 server to run a server and set up the mappings.

Example

DNS Name IP
Computer1 192.168.0.15
Computer2 192.168.0.21
Computer3 192.168.0.83

i basically want to be able to type:

ping computer1

and it reply with the resolved address and work.


i alreay set up a server in the DNS object, i am however totally confused
on the whole zone thing. do i even need a zone for something this small?

also, what type of records are these?

little help here :o)
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Then someone posted this:


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You'd normally create 2 zones,
1. your domain
2. IN-ADDR.ARPA zone (which does the reverse lookups) (optional)

The record types you'll need are
'A' Record - which contains the host name and an IP address
'Ptr' Record - which points to an A record, it will be used in the IN-
ADDR.ARPA zone

If I remember correctly, Novell DNS will actually create the reverse
pointer automatically if it's set up right.

You'd also normally set up forward addresses of your ISP's DNS to forward
requests you cannot resolve.

The

> Computer1 192.168.0.15
> Computer2 192.168.0.21
> Computer3 192.168.0.83


are all 'A' records. note that if you want to be able to just type 'ping
computer1' you will also need a DNS Suffix on each PC. (goto control
panel, network, tcpip properties)

to start her up, type 'named' at the server console.

hope that helps,

Regards,

Andres

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So now im asking this:

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>You'd normally create 2 zones,
> 1. your domain
> 2. IN-ADDR.ARPA zone (which does the reverse lookups) (optional)


did the first one, and do i need the second for what im doing?

> 'Ptr' Record - which points to an A record, it will be used in the IN-
> ADDR.ARPA zone


do i need this too considering i just want to be able to ping?


> You'd also normally set up forward addresses of your ISP's DNS to

forward
> requests you cannot resolve.


and as far as this, do i need to setup a forward, or can i just set up on
the clients my isp's dns for primary, and my servers ip for secondary


> are all 'A' records. note that if you want to be able to just

type 'ping
> computer1' you will also need a DNS Suffix on each PC. (goto control
> panel, network, tcpip properties)


what do you mean dns suffix? i have my isp as primary and my dns server
as
secondary. that's all i changed on the clients. (all winxp and 2k boxes)