[nsd-users] Remote control a NSD3 server

Matthijs Mekking matthijs at nlnetlabs.nl
Fri Oct 4 05:40:05 UTC 2013

Hi Artom,

On 10/03/2013 11:22 PM, Artom Lifshitz wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm involved in a project that needs to remote control a NSD server.
> Since NSD3 has no remote control functionality and NSD4 will, I see a
> few possibilities to accomplish this:
> 1. Since the project is still in the early stages, simply waiting for
> NSD4 to be released is an option. My question in this case is:
>     * Is there an estimate of when will NSD4 be released? Obviously no
> one can commit to a date,
>       but is the time left before release measured in weeks, months, or
> years?

We are very close towards the NSD4 release. At the moment we are
finalizing code review. If that is done, we are releasing a candidate.
So the actual NSD4 release, I would say it is a matter of weeks.

Best regards,

> 2. Backport the remote control functionality from NSD4 to NSD3. My C is
> rusty, but I'm willing to put in the effort. My questions in this case are:
>     * Is this technically feasible? If remote control is tightly
> integrated into NSD4,
>       it may be futile to try to backport it.
>     * Does this make sense time-wise? If NSD4 will be released before
> backporting is done,
>       there's no point in backporting.
> 3. Write my own script that accepts commands over the network, modifies
> nsd.conf and/or the zonefiles, and SIGHUPs the NSD daemon. This is the
> "default" if 1 and 2 are impossible. It could also be a stopgap measure
> until NSD4 is released.
> Cheers!
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