DNS Question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by matt321, May 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    Hi folks,

    I just purchased OS X Server 10.5 and have been messing around with it. I have run into a few issues.

    -I setup OS X server and add users.

    -I go to a client machine, iMac with 10.5, and use Directory Utility to connect.

    -I reboot the client machine and it appears to authenticate.

    I do all this and it does not retain it's credentials and will not use it's time machine backup...

    Also, the group calendar does not update across computers...

    Am I missing something? Is this a DNS issue?

  2. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    Which config are you using, standard, workgroup or advanced?
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
  4. macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Eh.. whoa...

    Just a few simple steps for making a working OD structure in Leopard Sever:

    1) Examine your current network.
    - Is there a DNS already present?
    - Is your IP range known?
    - Is there a DHCP server in your network?

    2) Answer your own questions:
    - Of no DNS is setup, make your server the DNS sever.
    - If there is a DNS server setup, make sure your new server gets an IP address with reverse lookup DNS entry
    - Configure the IP range.
    - Setup DHCP, but not if there is a DHCP server already present!

    3) Setup and config your sever:
    - Use the current DNS server for you hostname setup, or;
    - Setup DNS
    - Setup DHCP if necessary
    - Then setup Open Directory Master (recheck DNS reverse lookup by examining Kerberos realm)

    4) Setup clients:
    - Make sure that the IP setting is correct (either using DHCP or manual)
    - Connect to OD master using "Directory Utility"

    Have fun! :)

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