Netware 5.1, Microsoft DNS Servers, TCP IP Settings.

I would like to check and change the DNS Server settings on our Novell Netware 5.1 Server.

I am getting ready  to retire an older DNS Server (Microsoft Windows 2003 Server) and I would like to make sure that the Netware Server is looking at the correct DNS Servers before I retire the old DNs server.

How can I check the DNS Serer entries on the Netware Server and change it if necessary.

If I change the DNS Servers settings in the TCP IP  properties in Netware do I need to restart eh Server?
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tty2Connect With a Mentor Commented:
How can I check the DNS Serer entries on the Netware Server and change it if necessary.

load inetcfg

If I change the DNS Servers settings in the TCP IP  properties in Netware do I need to restart eh Server?

There is no need to restart server. Just type

reinitialize system

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deroodeConnect With a Mentor Systems AdministratorCommented:
DNS settings are not maintained in INETCFG, but are stored in SYS:\ETC\RESOLV.CFG

In that text file you will find the domain in which the server is configured, and one or more nameservers:


domain acme.com
nameserver 4.4.4.4
nameserver 8.8.8.8

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deroodeConnect With a Mentor Systems AdministratorCommented:
not finished yet...

After you have changed the resolv.cfg file issue the following command on the system console screen:

WS2_32 RELOAD RESOLVE

This probably only works if your server is fully patched with SP8, otherwise you'll have to restart the server.

http://support.novell.com/docs/Tids/Solutions/10098279.html
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NothingSiriusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Inetcfg changes the RESOLV.CFG file in it's PROTOCOLS - TCP/IP - DNS RESOLVER CONFIGURATION section, but you can change it manually too. SOMEtimes you can get the new settings to take effect by issuing a REINITIALIZE SYSTEM, but most of the time it seems that changes to RESOLV.CFG and HOSTS takes a restart.
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