Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to vinod.chappidi)
I don't know if this is the cause of your problem or not, but you should never use a ".local" hostname on a server that is an Open Directory master.
This has the potential to conflict with Bonjour, screwing up Open Directory.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to Jonathan Melville)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to vinod.chappidi)
its your DNS.
your clients should use your server for DNS.
dig server1.example.com from a client
if it returns the LAN IP of the server, all is good.
If it returns the public IP, then it will work only if your router supports nat loopback.
Best to use your own internal DNS for LAN clients.