patches to make bind9 with TKEY/GSS updates easier to configure

Evan Hunt each at
Sun Dec 5 20:31:02 UTC 2010

> You mean like tkey-domain? The problem with that is that users may
> well want to do updates in multiple realms. What would they put in
> named.conf to support that?
> Also, the named.conf should configure the local named, whereas this
> code is for nsupdate, which can be used against any DNS server on the
> network. The local named.conf may not match the server you are
> updating.

Sorry, I misunderstood that this was for nsupdate not named.  Still, why
an environment variable?  Could you get the same effect with a a "-r realm"
option on the nsupdate command line, or a "realm <name>" command at the
nsupdate command prompt?  Or if there's more to it than just the realm,
perhaps a "-K <krb5conf>" option?

I'd prefer to reduce the number of things in BIND 9 that are controlled by
environment variables when it's avoidable; they make the system harder to
support and debug.  It isn't always avoidable of course, but I'd like to
be sure.

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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