Bind9 and Novell compatibility?

Brath, Shane shane.brath at
Tue Jan 6 15:40:50 UTC 2004

I guess more specifically the person is using it to run their ISP, small
community ISP. But when my Bind9 servers try to refresh a domain hosted on
their servers it has random problems. Initial load is ok but refresh fails.
But all my bind8 servers are fine?

I'm trying to figure out if there is some strange in-compatibility between
bind9 and the Novell DNS server.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brath, Shane [mailto:shane.brath at]
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 2:29 PM
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Subject: RE:Bind9 and Novell compatibility?


I have a customer using a Novell NetWare 6 server to host some domain names.
And it seems that if I flush the cache on my bind9 boxes it loads up the
domain for the first time fine. But when the domain refreshes a day later is
most likely fails with NXDOMAIN.

The 2 nameservers running it are using some named process on Novell? I've
never seen this.
Here are the date and filesize info on that server on Novell.

02/12/2003  03:19a             243,975                 NAMED.NLM

Anyone know what software this is derived from?
Is it stable? Good?

Can I run BIND9 on NetWare?

Any suggestions would be great.

Shane Brath
TDS Internet Services

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