[dns-operations] Desire to migrate back to BIND
steve at ipv6canada.com
Wed Apr 28 05:07:35 UTC 2010
I know that this question should be asked elsewhere, but I just want the
straight-up of it. I'm in a bit of a precarious situation lately, and I
want advice from the best of the best.
About five years ago, I migrated our network from BIND to DJBDNS
(tinydns/dnscache etc), for one simple reason... I was able to implement
VegaDNS web front-end for my staff (ie. colleagues) so that I didn't
have to manually do everything myself.
Now, I've been doing some extensive v6 testing recently, and also been
trying to wrap my head around DNSSEC/EDNS0.
I've faced problems with that, and combined with the fact that the
webgui of my current production DNS infrastructure likes to overwrite my
underlying direct `config file' changes, I am no longer content with
myself for having migrated from BIND (other than for the experience itself)
I want to change back to BIND. I'm familiar with its basic functionality
and the zone layout, I like being able to make quick, sweeping changes
whenever I want, and I know that unless someone else makes a change that
I have not been made aware of, it just won't break.
What I ask of the members of the community, is if you can make a
recommendation on a piece of software that can bridge the gap so that my
colleagues can use the pointy-clicky method of making simple changes
(eg: A/MX, add domain etc) while keeping in mind that budget
considerations are crucial, and there will always be the potential for
someone making changes to the zone files directly (namely me).
 I know how to get around such issues, and I have written numerous
scripts to perform all sorts of trickery, manipulation and replication,
but that is beside the point.
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