[nsd-users] zone addition to running daemon in NSD4

Will Pressly will at edgecast.com
Wed Jan 25 08:33:01 UTC 2012

Awesome! Thanks, Wouter! That is EXACTLY what I was looking for.


On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:23 AM, W.C.A. Wijngaards <wouter at nlnetlabs.nl>wrote:

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> Hi Will,
> On 01/24/2012 10:01 PM, Will Pressly wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I am experimenting with NSD4, and am having a little trouble
> > understanding the workflow for adding a zone to the running daemon with
> > the "nsd-control addzone <zone name <http://zone.name>> <pattern>"
> > functionality. Specifically, I am interested in a solution that does not
> > involve zone transfers. From the man page:
> >
> >        addzone <zone name> <pattern name>
> >               Add a new zone to the running server.  The zone is added
> > to the zonelist file on disk, so it stays after  a  restart.
> >               The  pattern name determines the options for the new zone.
> >  For slave zones a zone transfer is immediately attempted.
> >               For zones with a zonefile, the zone file is attempted to
> > be read in.
> >
> > from this information, how do you specify the zonefile for the new,
> > added zone using a pattern? I tried creating a pattern with the zonefile
> You can specify in the pattern, the zonename with special markup:
> pattern:
>        name: "blabla"
>        ...
>        zonefile: "master/%s.zone"
>        # %s is replaced with the zone name
> This puts the zonefiles in the "master" directory, and they are called
> "example.com.zone".  There are more %x markups if you want different
> names, like, folder/e/x/example.com, or /data/uk/co/example.co.uk.
> This means if you add a zone with this pattern blabla, then it attempts
> to read that file (right away, from disk), and attempts to serve it.
> I think $ORIGIN is set to the zone name, and '@' can be used for the
> zone name itself, in the zonefile.  So you can write 'standard zone
> files' that are fairly zonename independent.
> > option set to the path of the new, added zone -- then invoked the
> > command with the specified zone and pattern. The problem is that it
> > looks as if the running daemon cannot be made aware of new patterns
> > specified in the nsd.conf without a restart of the daemon (as the
> > nsd-control add zone would work if the daemon was started with the
> > pattern in the nsd.conf, otherwise not).
> So with the pattern above, I would think you would be able to add a
> number of zones with one pattern.  The assumption behind the design is
> that ten or a hundred patterns are enough for thousands of zones.  There
> is no limit on the number of patterns and zones, though.
> You can also reread the patterns, with nsd-control repattern.  The
> repattern command is not as efficient as addzone.
> After you repattern, you can use your newly added nsd.conf pattern and
> addzone with it.
> > Am I missing something here? Does anyone have any input on how this
> > workflow should happen without zone transfers? I think I just haven't
> > fully connected the dots on this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Will Pressly, Ph.D.
> > EdgeCast Networks
> > will at edgecast.com <mailto:will at edgecast.com>
> If you also set notify: and provide-xfr: statements it'll send NOTIFY to
> those slave servers after it reads the zonefile you provided from disk.
> Note that NSD4 implementation has not finished.  The features discussed
> here are implemented and available for tests.
> Best regards,
>   Wouter
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