rndc (and now nsupdate too)

Victoria Risk vicky at isc.org
Fri Aug 1 16:34:45 UTC 2014

This recent thread, in which people are describing their scripts and GUI provisioning systems makes me think we should recruit a few of you who think you have a sweet provisioning system, to do a WebEX and describe it for everyone else who is looking for a better system.

At the RIPE meeting in Poland I saw a GUI front end for updating resource records that a French university network team had created and a very impressive system using Ansible to rapidly transform a NSD auth server into a BIND auth server and back again (including translating zone files). There are a number of tools and cookbooks out there, if the tool you use is not one you developed, but it is public domain, open source or otherwise freely available and you think it is really helpful, it would be useful for others to hear about that too.

If you have a reasonably full-featured, effective, free provisioning system that could be shared and successfully used in another environment, and you are willing to do a presentation on it (perhaps share an hour slot with one other person), please email me unicast.  If we get any volunteers, we’ll schedule something and advertise it back here on bind-users.

Product Manager, isc.org

On Aug 1, 2014, at 9:09 AM, Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:

> Mike Hoskins (michoski) <michoski at cisco.com> wrote:
>> Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:
>>> In our setup, changes made in the database are turned into an nsupdate
>>> script, so we don't need to bounce the name server and we can use
>>> BIND's automatic signing.
>> no argument on nsupdate, but even if you copy files around...you don't
>> need to bounce the nameserver, unless rndc reload is what you mean (when i
>> hear bounce i think stop/start).
> Sorry, I was being imprecise. When I said "bounce" I meant any kind of
> config change action that makes named do more work than is necessary to
> change the contents of the zone.
> Tony.
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