Zonefile Management in git

Cameron Banowsky cameron at
Tue Dec 8 21:58:18 UTC 2020

Thank you Anand,

Would it be possible to look at your script and gitlab-ci yaml?  This is
incredibly helpful.  Thank you so much.
Cameron Banowsky

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On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 1:54 PM Anand Buddhdev <anandb at> wrote:

> Hi Cameron,
> We do something like this for our zones. In our zone repository, I have
> a script called "checkzones". I can run it any time in my checkout of
> the repository, and it checks all the zones for various things. For
> example, it checks for implicit owner names, missing TTL, etc. It also
> runs "named-checkzone" for every zone. You can make the script as
> extensive as you like.
> Next, we have a GitLab CI/CD config file in the repo, that tells GitLab
> to spawn a docker image, check out the repository in there, and run the
> "checkzones" script. If it fails for any reason, the pipeline fails.
> Our GitLab repository is configured to prevent direct commits to the
> "master" branch. Instead, all users must create a separate branch, and
> push their commits to it. If the pipeline succeeds, GitLab merges the
> commit to master. If the pipeline fails, the user gets email, and they
> need to go and fix their mistakes with additional commits, until the
> pipeline succeeds.
> Regards,
> Anand
> On 08/12/2020 21:54, Cameron Banowsky wrote:
> > Seasons Greetings,
> >
> > We are managing our zone files in git and are looking for tools to
> > accomplish validation checks within our CI/CD pipeline. Does anyone have
> > any pro tips or code references for how we can optimize our user and
> admin
> > experience?  We are using Gitlab CI.
> >
> > For example, we would like to achieve input validation for zone entries,
> > check for syntax errors, automated zone file serial number incrementing,
> > and resolve new DNS entries in a staging server.
> >
> > Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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