You could setup DNS on the i as the primary and the Windows box as the secondary. Just keep your i-specific entries on the i.

But.... now you've introduced the problem of keeping them in sync. I believe there is selective (zoned?) replication available but someone more knowledgeable about DNS than I am would have to weigh in on that.

-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 6:56 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Tracking static IP addresses

One point about this. If I assign to
ricoh1.dilgardfoods.local, and my System i printer definition references
ricoh1.dilgardfoods.local, then the DNS server must be up for the System i
to see the printer, right?

If the DNS server is another box and it's down, is the printer then
unreachable from the System i?

We have a Windows server doing DNS.

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Thorbjoern Ravn Andersen <ravn@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

Den 02/11/10 16.20, Burns, Bryan skrev:
Well of course we use DHCP but we need to permanently assign addresses
to printers, access points, switches, servers, special PC, etc., and
that's several hundred.
You should give all of them a name anyway. The most reasonable place to
keep the information would hten be the configuration of the internal

(and the advice of the day. Use an internal-only domain name instead of
reusing an external one).

Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen " Tubular Bells!"

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