bind autosign - DS distribution

Mark Andrews marka at
Thu Dec 9 22:15:58 UTC 2010

In message <20101209220716.GA2066 at>, Matus UHLAR - fantomas writes:
> Hello,
> pardon my ignorance if this has been discussed (haven't notice), but
> if BIND is configured to automatically sign dynamic zones, does it
> distribute DS records to parent zones somehow? and if not, what are ways to
> do that? 

This is IETF dnsext/dnsop fodder. 

The simple way would be to just record a TSIG key in the child zones
config to update the parent zone and use signed UPDATE messages.
Unfortunately this has run into layer 9 issues.

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