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Updated DNS / DHCP Console for OS X ( Apple Macintosh )



March 20, 2014 11:38 am





Requires OES or NetWare


UPDATED MARCH 2014: The tool has been improved! It now uses the DNS/DHCP Console code from OES 11sp2, there is no need to make any modifications to OS X when running it, and some support for Retina displays is available.


I prefer to administer my OES and NetWare servers from an OS X client, but iManager, SSH, X-Windows, and RconsoleJ can only take you so far. If you wanted to use the DNS / DHCP Console (which is more reliable than iManager for DNS and DHCP), you had to use a Windows or Linux client.

Then, several years ago, junaid_s84 posted a way of running the Novell DNS / DHCP Console on OS X. Unfortunately, that solution did not allow the use of SSL, and it required you to start the application with a script. That original post can be found at

We now have a solution that offers the following advantages:
1. It allows SSL.
2. It behaves like a real OS X application bundle.
3. It uses the version of the Console included with OES 2 sp3 OES 11sp2.

In order to create this application bundle, we did have to modify the code a little bit. For details, please see the “porting.txt” included in the zip file.

When you run the application you will be able to use the DNS/DHCP Console exactly as if you were running it on Windows or Linux, except with all the Aqua-goodness of OS X!

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Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Micro Focus. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.


  1. By:warper2

    Thanks works great again on the mac.

  2. By:admin_bzga_de

    works great with El Capitan