What's New in NetWare 6 DNS and DHCP
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By Hugo Parra
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Posted: 30 Oct 2001
Version NetWare 6.0
NetWare 6 packs a bunch of new features but let's get specific. If you're interested in how the new operating system deals with DNS and DHCP, read on.
- New DNS Server Features
- Limit Zone Transfers. The ability to specify a list of servers to exclude from zone transfers.
- New DHCP Server Features
- Permanent Leases (AKA Static IP) support. The server returns the same IP address for leases flagged as 'permanent' even when the service is stopped and restarted.
- Support options 78 and 79. These options provide additional information to the host regarding SLP.
- Negative caching. When a host requests the IP address for a name, and the name is not found, the server stores the name in a negative cache so subsequent requests for the same name are fast.
- Pooled MAC addresses. IP addresses are pooled and synchronized through NDS.
- New browser-based management tool.
- The new tool for managing the DNS/DHCP server is accessible through the Novell iManager (formerly, iManage). In addition to matching the functionality of the old java-based management tool, the iManage tool supports access to functionality available for some time in the back-end implementation but unaccessible by the old utility.
Following are new features supported by this new management tool:
- Limited Zone Transfers. Provide a mechanism for specifying the zones allowed to receive zone transfers.
- DHCP options 78 and 79 support. These options provide additional information to the host regarding SLP.
- Better performance than the old java tool.
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