[nsd-users] backend database

Nicolas de Bari Embriz Garcia Rojas nbari at inbox.im
Mon Feb 25 12:27:26 UTC 2013

Hi, currently I am using powerdns + mysql but I was thinking on giving a
try to NSD, is just that  I am wondering how could some one maintain
thousand of zones with out a db backend or what kind of tools/software
is use for managing all this information.

Having NSD as an slave of powerdns i think is not an options since when
dealing with to many updates that creates o lot of traffic in where a
simple MySQL-replication could be more efficient.

In case I create my own software for maintaining, creating the zones,
and later dumping the configuration to a flat file, If I am right every
time I make a change to a zone, I will have to "nscd rebuild" right?


On 02/25/2013 12:03, Jan-Piet Mens wrote:
> Hello,
>> The point of my question is that I would like to use NSD as a DNS server
>> for my zones and have the ability to change some IN A records trough a
>> custom API to make my own dynamic DNS.
> I think you're asking for a REST API or a Web-based interface. Neither
> of those exist for NSD, at least not that I'm aware of. If you really
> want to go that route, you'd have to create a provisioning system which
> subsequently produces zone master files ready for NSD to compile and
> serve.
> (What you _could_ do, but that entails using more software, is to, say,
>  set up a PowerDNS authoritative server which has a back-end database,
>  and have your NSD slave zones from it. But that is a bit off-topic for
>  this list, I think. :)
> Regards,
>         -JP
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