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Old 04-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question DNS Server Web based tool ?


Dear Friends

I have a DNS server with many zones. Can u guys tell me any Web based tool that can integrate with bind current configurations so that i can manage my new and old domains with it.

Any clue

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Old 04-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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I believe a product called webmin allows you to run DNS from a website, but I've never used it, and suggest against using things like that.

What is "many zones"? 100, 1000, 50000? Different numbers lead to different solutions. If it is only like 100, then just do it by hand. Even up to 1000, I think you're best off keeping the zones in alphabetical order, and just do it that way. Getting larger than 1000 is where I'd probably make the jump to some type of database to handle the data. Of course, no offense is intended, but if you are handling many thousands of zones, and you're asking how to manage them in a web interface, you probably won't be managing them for long! There are massive DNS programs out there, built around BIND with database integration, but they are also costly. I don't know of any pre-built DNS that handles that number of zones easily.

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:05 PM   #3
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Hi Jimbass

Thanks for the reply.
Consider a company where pepple work in shifts and not every shift engineer is good in linux then may be you need such solutions.However i found following link while searching plz have a look .Sugesstions are most wellcome


http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/bindweb.htm

Unfortunatly this site talk about debain and i use Centos

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Old 04-09-2007, 11:30 PM   #4
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There is nothing Debian specific in that article, and every one of those packages comes as a tarball, which can be installed on any system, not just Debian. They will work on Centos just as easily.

Also, this particular program has rpm's for FC3 and FC5. I don't think that works for Centos, but maybe it does?

http://mange.dynalias.org/linux.html

The setup of a named.conf file is fairly easy, and anyone that can read will see the pattern easily enough - name the zone, name the file, list where it should be, game over. You could (for security sake) put up directions on how to add a zone, or if you can keep the web/DNS function on a private address, so it cannot be reached from outside your office/VPN, then maybe use a web interface. The security of a web interface is what scares me. I wouldn't allow something so common to have such power, but that is my personal take on things. I'm sure many people do successfully allow web management of their DNS.

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Old 04-19-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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We had a similar situation where I work and it was easy enough to create a php interface that allows the less savy to add a dns entry and save it; then a cron job that runs multiple times through out the day to handle any further adjustments to permissions and backups of the zones etc.

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The security of a web interface is what scares me. I wouldn't allow something so common to have such power,
I agree, when the interface was created there was ,for some reason, a need for it handed down to me from upper managment, but since its creation I can say it probably has only been used like 4-5 times in a year.

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