2015-01-17 – BIND patches as a byproduct of setting up new DNS servers

On Friday evening I reached a BIG milestone in my project to replace Cambridge University's DNS servers. I finished porting and rewriting the dynamic name server configuration and zone data update scripts, and I was - at last! - able to get the new servers up to pretty much full functionality, pulling lists of zones and their contents from the IP Register database and the managed zone service, and with DNSSEC signing on the new hidden master.

There is still some final cleanup and robustifying to do, and checks to make sure I haven't missed anything. And I have to work out the exact process I will follow to put the new system into live service with minimum risk and disruption. But the end is tantalizingly within reach!

In the last couple of weeks I have also got several small patches into BIND.

⇐ 2015-01-09 ⇐ Recursive DNS server failover with keepalived --vrrp ⇐ ⇒ New release of nsdiff and nspatch version 1.55 ⇒ 2015-01-24 ⇒