[Unbound-users] NOTIFY implementation to unbound

Marcus Alves Grando marcus at sbh.eng.br
Tue Oct 6 22:22:02 UTC 2009

On 10/06/2009 06:39 PM, Peter Koch wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 03:10:21PM -0300, Marcus Alves Grando wrote:
>> This idea doesn't break anything, it just implement an easy way to keep
>> your info fresh into your recursives dns. The principle of RFC-1996.
> RFC 1996 deals with messages from a master to its slave(s), so only on the
> authoritative side.  Resolvers are zone agnostic, so this can only work
> partly and, more importantly, in a controlled environment where the master
> knows which resolvers to inform.  Now, in an enterprise environment this
> might be the case, but distributing the zone content close to the resolvers
> and not caching there might be a better option.

That's my point. In an enterprise enviroment we need to resolve our
locals zones and external zones too. With notify I can use only unbound
as resolver, pointing our zones to dns master with fast zone update.

Your approach to take zone and put close to unbound have problems, like:

1. If you use unbound as recursive and put nsd/bind in another port, you
have protocol overhead.
2. If you use unbound with local-zone and local-data you need some
script to publish and take care.

Why do not take advantage of unbound cache?

My point of view :)

Marcus Alves Grando
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