Tree Name - DNS Entry

Hey all,

I've seen references in the forum and others lately regarding your tree
name and having an A record in DNS.  I've never heard of this until
lately.  We use SLP like everybody else and it works just fine. 
QUESTIONS:

1)  Why would I do this?
2)  What advantage/value do I get out of this?
3)  Do I point to just one server with a replica or all 3 of my servers
with a replica?
4)  What's the proper syntax.  ex  tree name = college_tree         So
you have a dns entry like this = college_tree.edu   > xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Thanks
Hans


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On 06.03.2012 17:36, hpfeil wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> I've seen references in the forum and others lately regarding your tree
> name and having an A record in DNS.  I've never heard of this until
> lately.  We use SLP like everybody else and it works just fine.
> QUESTIONS:
>
> 1)  Why would I do this?

Onyl if you for some whatsoever reason don't want or can use SLP. If you 
use SLP, there's no reason to.

> 2)  What advantage/value do I get out of this?

None really. DSN can work as a backup for SLP, but you'd be better off 
with a real redundant SLP setup. OTOH, enabling DNS name resolution n 
the Novell clients tends to slow down things, so it's actually beter 
*not* to do DNS.

> 3)  Do I point to just one server with a replica or all 3 of my servers
> with a replica?

You can do either.

> 4)  What's the proper syntax.  ex  tree name = college_tree         So
> you have a dns entry like this = college_tree.edu>  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Yes, if .edu is your primary DNS domain on all workstations.

CU,
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3/6/2012 6:02:50 PM
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