bind2nsd tools

Al Stone al.stone at
Mon Jul 16 16:23:08 UTC 2007

Wouter Wijngaards wrote:
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> Hi Al,
> Thanks for the contribution. I have added a reference to your project to
> the contrib/README file. Because of dependencies, I felt it was hard to
> include the scripts themselves as self-contained in the contrib/
> section. But correct me if I'm wrong, I would gladly include the scripts
> in the contrib/ dir.
> Best regards,
>    Wouter

Greetings, Wouter.

The tarball on SourceForge contains copies of the dependencies, so
I think it could go in contrib/ if you'd like.  On the other hand,
the testing directory also contains a copy of NSD3, though, and that
seems a bit redundant :).

Would a Makefile and/or script to create a source tree specific to
contrib/ help?  It wouldn't take much to do....

> Al Stone wrote:
>> Greetings.
>> I feel odd doing this as a very first posting on this mailing list,
>> but I thought folks might find it useful.
>> In order to increase the usage of NSD3, and help put a little more
>> reliability and redundancy into DNS in general, I've written some
>> Python code to allow me to translate BIND config files into NSD3
>> config files, and then sync up my BIND and NSD3 servers.
>> Why not use the Perl modules that do very similar things, you might
>> ask?  Well, I personally found them a bit more complex than I would
>> have liked.  The key factor for me was that my 'native tongue', as
>> it were, is Python, not Perl.  One can argue religion -- er, I mean
>> programming language preferences -- ad infinitum; for me, it was
>> just (a) what I was familiar with, (b) what would be easier for me
>> to maintain, and (c) I couldn't find Python modules to handle the
>> problem the way I wanted.
>> So, I wrote the bind2nsd translation and sync scripts and put them
>> out on SourceForge.  You can find the source and what documentation
>> there is at:
>> Part of the reason I've subscribed to this list is to be able to
>> discuss the semantics behind the NSD3 config syntax; by offering
>> these scripts, I hope to give back a little before I even start
>> asking too many questions.
>> Feedback, commentary, and especially patches and improvements,
>> are always welcome.  I hope these help folks out a bit...
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Al Stone                                 Debian Developer Since 2003
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