Best GUI tool for managing BIND 9.x

Ryan McCain Ryan.McCain at
Tue Sep 11 18:58:48 UTC 2007

Looks nice. I won't need to re-fine it very much.  I'll try the vanilla version and see if it will do the trick.


>>> On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 12:27 PM, in message
<46E6CFF7.7030607 at>, Andrew Armstrong <andrew at>
> 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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