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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2003, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Windows 2000 DNS question...

I had a test I took last friday.. and i missed 2 questions.. one was a question regarding:

Contiguous Domain name space..

&

Non-Contiguous Domain name space??

I have looked on a few web sites and done some searches but i have come up empty handed on this?? and I know this qestion will be asked in my intervuiew..

thanks for the help
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Sort of hard to explain it without being able to draw a pic and I'm too lazy to create a Visio drawing at the moment, so here it goes...

A domain tree is formed when a child domain is created and associated with a domain root (looks like an inverted tree). Domains within the tree must be named identical to their DNS domain name. This is contigous name space.

(1st level, root)
dfwstangs.com

(2nd level, nodes of the root)
www.dfwstangs.com
mail.dfwstangs.com
mybox.dfwstangs.com


If you host multiple domains trees, each represented by a different domain space, you have a forrest. Each Tree in the forest must be represented by a contigous name space.

If you have one tree with a single domain it is still considered a forest. A non-contiguous named single domain is still considered a tree.


So... for sake of argument, lets say we have dfwstangs.com and dfwls1.com as trees in our forest.

dfwstangs.com and dfwls1.com are non contiguous and so they are seperate trees. dfwstangs.com is the root of its tree, dfwls1.com is the root of its tree. Lets further say dfwstangs.com was created first. It is therefore the root of the forest as well.
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sweet... I think i got this...

let me make an example and tell me if this is correct....

dfwstangs.net = DomainA
dfwls1.com = DomainB

The above two domains are in the same forrest.. i.e. a company merger or one company under two entities for whatever reason....

The "seprate" domain space is considered "non-contiguous"

However. Under the dfwstangs.net tree, we add the "Dallas" & "FtWorth" Child domains...

therefore creating two new domain spaces...

dallas.dfwstangs.net
ftworth.dfwstangs.net

so the above domain space is known as "contiguous"


I think that is exactly what you said... im just typing it out to make sure i understand!

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BIND is less confusing then that
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BIND is less confusing then that
Ain't it though? Although the concepts are the same. There is an RFC that discusses this, can't think of the number right off hand.

You are doing it with bind and don't even know it.

But, there is a port of Bind for NT that I've used for probably 7-8 years now. I've skipped over Microsoft's DNS with its GUI and I've skipped over Active Directory.

Edit a .conf file and be done with it!
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BIND is less confusing then that
i dont know what BIND is
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But, there is a port of Bind for NT that I've used for probably 7-8 years now. I've skipped over Microsoft's DNS with its GUI and I've skipped over Active Directory.

Edit a .conf file and be done with it!
how do you skip over AD?
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Edit a .conf file and be done with it!
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how do you skip over AD?

The servers I manage are only used for internet delivery of content. So I can get away from AD. I think they guy that supports our internal network has to jack with AD.

But, I'm by no means a network guru. Just enough to keep things going. I'm more of a programming type.

Abecx - lol, I even have a little Linux server serving up Bugzilla for me. ;-)
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The servers I manage are only used for internet delivery of content. So I can get away from AD. I think they guy that supports our internal network has to jack with AD.

But, I'm by no means a network guru. Just enough to keep things going. I'm more of a programming type.

Abecx - lol, I even have a little Linux server serving up Bugzilla for me. ;-)
ok, i was under the impression.. you did not use AD for your Windows 2000 domains but i got you now.
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The servers I manage are only used for internet delivery of content. So I can get away from AD. I think they guy that supports our internal network has to jack with AD
Talk about screwing up the clean BIND structure. I've got my AD servers updating my BIND server, unfortunatly. It looks like someone took a big ol' shit on my DNS servers.
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