I keep getting the above error in the zfs-startup.log on a OES Linux
server which i am trying to distribute a software package to.

on the distributor (netware 6.5.5) i get a 'servername' refused connection

Any ideas?

I have checked DNS name resolution within the network and it seems to
resolve perfectly.

when i get the java.net.UnknownHostException: 'servername' the name of the
server appears to be incorrect, how do i change this name in TED? Do i
change it on the distributor or subscriber? where?