APIs for Management and More
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Wed Sep 27 19:36:11 UTC 2006
In article <efeiqv$gjb$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
xeroxero <xeroxero at newsgroups.nospam> wrote:
> I am running BIND 9.2.2 9 (with DLZ) on a Linux host, and am looking
> for API documentation to
> 1. get BIND version information
> 2. control the server (stop/start/etc)
> 3. verify zone information (eg query for records to
> mimic NSLOOKUP functionality)
> 4. update records
> 5. create/manage delegation across many zones
> I have searched quite a few web sites, as well as this newsgroup,
> and have not seen anything definitive. I also have the O'Reilly
> "Cricket Book", but don't see anything there either.
> Any links, pointers, etc would be greatly appreciated. I must create
> a custom management tool with C#.
You can use the standard resolver API for #1 and #3. To get BIND
version information, look up the record with name VERSION.BIND, class
CHAOS, type TXT. To verify zone information, look up the records you
want to verify.
There's no standard API for #2, AFAIK. The rndc command is the user
interface, so you could run it with system().
#4 and #5 can be done with the dynamic update mechanism. This uses the
same protocol as querying the server, but I'm not sure if the resolver
library provides access to this functionality.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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