APIs for Management and More
john at iastate.edu
Wed Sep 27 20:17:38 UTC 2006
> > 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#.
> Why are you locked into using C#? Is this a homework assignment? All of
> the above can be done with components of the BIND distribution and/or
> commonly-available and free scripting tools.
Presumably C# because it is a pointy-clicky
custom management tool to run on MS Windows.
In any event, although not (well) documented in all cases,
network protocols for all of these exist.
A starting point would be RFCs 1035 and 2136 as well as 2137
if you are looking at TSIG security.
Looking at the BIND code may also help your understanding.
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