Hi,

I got some strange things while running DNS on my Linux OES2 servers.

I work in a mixed environment (2x Nw6.5Sp7 + 1x Sles10sp1/OES2).

The primary DNS is 1 of the Nw server, the secondaries are both the other Nw and the linux servers.

Regarding my Nw servers, every things seems to be ok.

For the Linux one when I run for the first time (just after install for example), everythings works fine, no particular error messages.

If I reboot my server (Linux OES2), I got the following error message (on the Linux OES2 server) while the rcnovell-named daemon is attempting to load my zones :

Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while getting the db for zone DOMAINE.TLD
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while writing info for zone DOMAINE_TLD.SYSTEME.DOMAINE.MC to /var/opt/novell/log/named/named_zones.info
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while getting the db for zone 4.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while writing info for zone 4_10_IN-ADDR_ARPA.SYSTEME.DOMAINE.MC to /var/opt/novell/log/named/named_zones.info
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while getting the db for zone DOMAINE.TLD
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while writing info for zone DOMAINE_TLD.SYSTEME.DOMAINE.MC to /var/opt/novell/log/named/named_zones.info
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while getting the db for zone 4.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA
Dec 9 16:06:35 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while writing info for zone 4_10_IN-ADDR_ARPA.SYSTEME.DOMAINE.MC to /var/opt/novell/log/named/named_zones.info
Dec 9 16:07:22 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while getting the db for zone DOMAINE.TLD
Dec 9 16:07:22 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while writing info for zone DOMAINE_TLD.SYSTEME.DOMAINE.MC to /var/opt/novell/log/named/named_zones.info
Dec 9 16:07:22 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while getting the db for zone 4.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA
Dec 9 16:07:22 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: Error zone not loaded occurred while writing info for zone 4_10_IN-ADDR_ARPA.SYSTEME.DOMAINE.MC to /var/opt/novell/log/named/named_zones.info

I found a tips in the community (see the link at the end of the post) which indicates to stop the rcnovell-named daemon, remove all the *.db and named.conf files located under /etc/opt/novell/named directory, then restart the daemon.

And when I do so, everything works fine and I got the following message :

Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone DOMAINE.TLD/IN: loaded serial 2008081283
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone RootServerInfo/IN: loaded serial 2006091382
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: running
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 21.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 21.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008111761)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 252.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 252.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080831)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 200.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 200.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080841)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 253.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 253.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080831)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 3.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 3.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080831)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 2.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 2.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080821)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 4.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 4.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008081091)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 50.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 50.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080831)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 51.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: Starting Data consolidation
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone 51.10.IN-ADDR.ARPA/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008080831)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone DOMAINE.TLD/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008081283)
Dec 9 16:07:45 SRV-OES01 [NCPL]: zone RootServerInfo/IN: sending notifies (serial 2006091382)

I have also updated my server with the novell-bind available online.

Do anyone have an idea ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best,


(link for the tips posted by Mark Casey : http://forums.novell.com/novell-prod...-dns-oes2.html)