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DSfW: DNS record is missing

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 11.1 (OES 11SP1)
Domain Services for Windows


DNS record is missing for DSfW zone

Missing a system created DNS record for a DSfW zone/domain

Missing one of the following records:


The system created records should be located in /var/opt/novell/xad/ds/dns/RR/ directory

All of the resource records should be there in an ldif file.  Find the file and do a ldapmodify to create the record.

Example for a missing _kpasswd._tcp.ldif

export LDAPCONF=/etc/opt/novell/xad/openldap/ldap.conf

/usr/bin/ldapadd -Y EXTERNAL -f /var/opt/novell/xad/ds/dns/RR/_kpasswd._tcp.ldif

The record should now be created in eDirectory.  Restart novell-named or wait up to 15 minutes for the record to be synced to the bind database on the DNS server(s).


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  • Document ID:7013478
  • Creation Date:18-OCT-13
  • Modified Date:18-OCT-13
    • NovellOpen Enterprise Server
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • NetIQeDirectory

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