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I am now configuring a new Novell IntranetWare 4.11.

It is to be configured to run only with TCP/IP protocol.
As I understand, for this I will have to configure the
Netware/IP Configuration.

I am only having one IntranetWare 4.11 server.  
With this it is configured to be the DNS Server as well as
the DSS server.

MAster Database for the DNS is company.com and the
hosts is netware1.  Therefore, the DNS Server will be
netware1.company.com.

The Netware/IP Domain is nwip.company.com and the
DSS server is netware1.company.com.

Configuration of the DNS and DSS server has done with
no problem.  However, when I start Netware/IP Server the
Server prompted..

Trying to contact DNS-Registered DSSes
Sending SOA query to DSS at xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
Netware/IP Server failed to load!

Dear reader pls advise me as to how can I get the
Netware/IP Server.
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Several things you need to check:

1. Check to ensure that you have the static route setup properly for TCP/IP.

2. You need to verify that you have records in your DNS for the NWIP domain server that look something like this:
netware1.company.com  a  xx.xx.xx.xx   (Address of host)
company.com  ns  netware1.company.com   (Setup as Name Server for TCP/IP domain)
company.com  soa  netware1.company.com   (Setup start of authority for TCP/IP domain)
nwip.company.com  ns  netware1.company.com   Setup as Name server for NWIP domain)
loopback  a  xx.xx.xx.xx  (setup of Loopback address)

3. Verify that there are no other DNS services running on the network.  If so, these servers should be setup as SOAs and NSs in the DNS.  The Netware1 machine should also be added to the DNS tables of the other servers.


This information is kind of pieced together - if you could provide some more information to your specific configuration - number of servers, WAN setup, hosts, whatever - it would be helpful to tailor the answer better.
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My network is very simple.  Just one IntranetWare 4.11 server and one Windows NT Server 4.0. Windows NT Server will be configured as a Primary Domain Server.  All are within the internel LAN (of cause with future WAN expansion).

The client side is running on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.

Refer to your comment No 2, I have checked the DNS setting it is the same as you have pointed out.  The only thing I would like to refer to you is comment No 1, do I need to configure any static routing for a LAN?

Please advice. Thanks for assisting.
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Something to add on here is the load unicon and named and dss with no problem.

However, when I load nwip.nlm the following message appear.

nwip: Using xx.xx.xx.xx as the local ip address for Netware/IP
nwip: IPX Network No 1 is in use.

Having this display, the Netware/IP Services was not started at the UNCON screen.
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by:calger
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If you are only on a LAN you do not need to set up your static route for TCP/IP.

But this brings up another question.  If you are only on one LAN with no WAN connections, then why are you running NWIP?  Are the workstations running the NWIP client?  or are they running standard IPX?  If they are running standard IPX then the packets will reach their destination regardless of whether NWIP is running on the server - there's nowhere to route to.  If you are running the NWIP client on the workstation, then ALL IPX traffic will be routed first to the server and then back to the destination node - causing more traffic, congestion, and slowdowns.
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Regardless, if you want to still load NWIP - try the next following things:

1. Is the address it is reporting in the load error the correct address for the server?  Verify in your ETC/HOSTS file that the address is entered correctly (also verify that all the hosts you want listed in DNS are in this file).  If it is, then delete the HOSTS file in the ETC/DBSOURCE/DNS directory and reinitialize the DNS Master Database in UNICON.

2. Reinstall IWSP5B. If you installed NWIP after the patch installation, then the NWIP files were never patched.

3. If that doesn't help, uninstall NWIP, ensure that all NWIP boards and bindings are DELETED from the boot files, reboot the server, reinstall NWIP and reapply the IWSP5B patch.
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