nsd-notify *from* specified IP?

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Sep 27 15:05:45 UTC 2006

On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, dr. W.C.A. Wijngaards wrote:

> Please note that when you update the zone on the master - by providing
> an updated zone file to the master, then nsd itself will detect the
> change and send notifies to the secondary. However, to preempt your
> question, that notify send also uses the default from address that the
> system provides.
> NSD tries to avoid creeping featurism. So I am hesitant about new
> features such as this one.

It is essential on any multihomed nameserver. If you don't want to add
more "features" in the config file, then at the very least, use the
IP specified with "-a" for everything, becaues that's really want people

A very typical setup is to have machines with a "core" IP address, and
then to have all services on the box on their own IP address, so that
you can move services to another box without having to renumber
the base IP of any of your boxes. It also allows for having multiple
services on a box (eg dns and smtp) with their own ip, so you can
still independantly move them to other boxes later on.

So, IMHO, not feature creep, but basic functionality.


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