Nsupdate usage scenario

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue May 3 10:33:27 UTC 2016

Paul Kosinski <prk at iment.com> wrote:

> Except for this single dynamic IP address, the zone file is maintained
> by hand with a text editor, so rearranging it into an arbitrary order
> would make hand maintenance much more difficult.
> If there is a way to have nsupdate preserve the original order of the
> zone file -- simply modifying the one A record "in place" and updating
> the serial number -- that would be nice. If not I guess I will have to
> continue using the little Perl script I wrote to do just that.

You can do this with nsdiff - http://dotat.at/prog/nsdiff/ - but it's
probably overkill for one dynamic entry in an otherwise static zone.

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