[Unbound-users] NOTIFY implementation to unbound

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Wed Oct 7 09:08:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 23:22, Marcus Alves Grando <marcus at sbh.eng.br> wrote:
> 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?

Another problem here is security. Without BCP 38 deployed I can easily
keep your unbound cache flushing over and over and over.

Your proposal abuses the protocol and can be implemented with unbound
control which has much more security (TLS).

Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org>

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