Best GUI tool for managing BIND 9.x

Andrew Armstrong andrew at
Tue Sep 11 17:27:19 UTC 2007

At the moment we are using a version of probind2 that I have customized 
to allow user security and user assigned zones. If you are not familiar 
with probind2 it is a web based php and mysql interface for managing 
your zone files and your DNS servers. It works by pushing changes to the 
remote DNS servers using sftp and ssh keys and it has worked pretty well 
for my needs.

 From the admin standpoint this product did everything I needed but we 
have lots of domains that belong to our customers that would like to 
manage them so I needed something that would allow them to log in and 
only see their domains. I modified the original project to include these 
features. Right now as it stands the users can log in and make updates 
but only admins can push these changes to the servers. I intend to 
modify the push routine to only push the changes to the users assigned 
domains but I have yet to do this.

If you find this product meets your needs and would like to try and 
integrate my changes please let me know and I will provide more details.

Andrew Armstrong
Chattanooga Online
andrew at
423-267-8867 Ext. 303
fax: 423-648-2808

Ryan McCain wrote:
> I will be delegating the management of DNS to entry level admins as soon as I get it completely up and functioning.  What is the best GUI (preferably web based) tool for managing zones?  Webmin looks good but I've read where it hoses up zone files at times. Is there any truth to that?
> I'm also looking for a GUI to manage DHCPD so one tool that handles them both would be ideal but not necessary.
> Thx.. 

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