dynamic update nad easier config

Wouter Wijngaards wouter at NLnetLabs.nl
Tue Nov 28 09:45:13 UTC 2006

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Farkas Levente wrote:
> hi,
> is there any plan to include support for dynamic update for zones is
> nsd? another nice thing would be if it wouldn't need to config all slave
> servers, but by default from the zone file get the NS records and assume
> all is slave (if otherwise not stated). this can help to configure
> master zones what's more lead to a less error in the config files.
> yours.

Hi Farkas,

Dynamic update support in NSD is not planned.

Reading the zone file NS records to get config. This can be a nice idea,
if it is what you need. Of course only for master servers, since a slave
may not have (an up to date) zone file.

Right now NSD does not send NOTIFY or provide AXFR unless you config it
so. This config may not be what people need, their setup may be
different, TSIG usage etc. And it introduces a lot of featurism and
config stuff that is not needed now. (And I personally do not like
making a DNS server dependent on DNS query results to resolve the NS names).

A script that generates nsd.conf using NS records from the zone files
could work better. Much simpler and easier to configure when you run
that script. It keeps the features out of the NSD server, which is good.
I do not plan to write one though, I do not know your setup :-)

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