Web admin

Mark_Andrews at isc.org Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Mon Dec 9 23:23:22 UTC 2002

> Shanmugam Palaniappan wrote:
> >     Does ssh support dynamic update as well for BIND? I am looking for
> >   a web based GUI to update DNS DNS domain data as well as dynamic update
> >    for record types A, PTR, MX and SRV. webmin does not suport SRV records
> >   as of today.
> I guess a bit of clarification is in order here; oldtimers bear with me
> a moment...
> "ssh" simply means secure shell".  We used to say "telnet" but we don't
> anymore because we don't use telnet anymore; it's too insecure.
> So when we write "ssh" we really mean "using the command line".  

	See nsupdate.
> Since we use DNS for webhosting, I don't have any personal experience
> with SRV records, but yes, using a good text editor from the comand line
> you can certainly configure anything bind is capable of.

	Well you should learn about SRV records and be pounding on browser
	vendors to support them.  It will make life for your clients much
	easier once the browser vendors support them as they can be used
	where CNAMEs can't be used.
> Of course you DO have to know what you're doing.  For that I could
> recommend one or more of several good books; "DNS and Bind", cowritten
> by Cricket Liu, who writes here often, comes to mind.
> We've both modified readily available scripts and written our own, to
> maintain thousands of domain names.  In fact we have (in some cases)
> hundreds of domain names using the same zone-file.
> Jeff
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