I have more or less gone through what I could to set this up.

I exported the BM 3.8 master encryption key (minfo.vpn) and imported that to
the BM 3.6 slave without any issue. I then created the slave (sinfo.vpn)
file.

I had setup the vpn tunnel ip's as 192.168.10.1 and when these were both
masters, clients could access either one perfectly. We know the VPN's
work.

I changed 1 to a slave, but I halted what I was doing as I noted that the
master and slave networks both are using 192.168.0.x for the private IP's.

Questions:
1. Can a 3.6 slave talk to a 3.8 master?

2. With both servers having similar directory structures (both are named
root, with the same 0=company context (ie: cn=admin.o=companyname ) exists
in both trees and are different version of NDS. Can they talk?

3. Does each network have to be on a different private IP range? If not,
do the Novell servers at each end have to have a different IP address?
ie: each server now has 192.168.0.251 as their private IP. If we change
the slave to 192.168.0.250, would that be better? Or would it be better to
have one as 192.168.0.251 and one as 192.168.1.251?

Thanks