Some GUI for zone updates.
kcd at chrysler.com
Sat May 10 16:51:58 UTC 2014
On 5/10/2014 3:00 AM, Mimiko wrote:
> I know there are WEB GUIs for bind, which uses a DB to store its
> information and need read/write access to bind's config files and
> zones files. Is there a GUI utility which will user zone transfers
> with keys and dynamic updates?
> In windows I created a simple batch file to update or delete records
> in zones via dynamic update and `nsupdate` utility. But a GUI will be
> much easier to use
I don't know of any open source versions of this, but having written a
proprietary, company-owned subsystem like that, I'm wondering why you
think it needs to use zone transfers. Any
consistency/sanity/referential-integrity checks can be implemented using
ordinary queries; zone transfers are rather inefficient for the task.
Also, it shouldn't be a hard requirement to wrap around the "nsupdate"
utility. If the system is written in Perl, for instance, Dynamic Updates
(signed or unsigned) can be done via the Net::DNS module. Supposedly
dnspython (which I haven't used) also supports Dynamic Updates and
If you want the subsystem to deal with zone creation/deletion, then you
either need to allow write access to the config files, or potentially
you could use the addzone/delzone rndc commands in modern versions of
BIND (which I have *not* used at all).
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