[unisog] DNS Manager?

Peter Van Epp vanepp at sfu.ca
Fri Feb 1 16:20:01 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 09:12:50AM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> Shawn L wrote:
> > Just wondering what everyone is using for a dns manager.  We currently
> > just use flat files and bind.  Update the
> > file, restart bind, rsync to the other master, and restart.  We're
> > currently looking at writing something that stores the
> > info in a database then writes out the files as needed, but were
> > wondering if anyone has a better way of doing it.
> > 
> We are using the commercial tool Men and Mice from
> http://menandmice.com/. It has a web interface with a syntax checker to
> allow non-BIND gurus access to the file. It has a 'windows' interface so
> we can administer in depth. It allows us to administer the slaves and
> soon the dhcp servers. [There are probably lots of tools that do this,
> but this is the one we are using and we are happy with it.]
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	Us too. One feature we like is that it writes a standard bind flat file
so should something happen to the tool, DNS still runs and is manually updatable
(which wasn't true of a number of other things we looked at). 

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada

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