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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Q1: How is NDS (Novell Directory Services) related to DNS (Internet naming)?
A1: You might wish you hadn’t asked that. If you are using a federated tree, NDS and DNS are integrated, that is, the DNS domain (like mycompany.com) is integrated with the NDS tree name (mycompany.com.dns). (See http://www.novell.com/documentation/lg/dirxml10/index.html?taoenu/data/a6hhzgg.html for more info.)

But even if you have a non-federated tree (not explicitly integrated with DNS), DNS can be used to specify the addresses of servers that handle your NDS tree, even if you don’t have SLP implemented. You do this by specifying your tree name in your DNS. For example, if you wanted “mytree” to be handled by two servers, you’d add two DNS records for “mytree.company.com” ...

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