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Re: BIND will completely drop D-BUS dynamic forwarders table support

On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 10:45:18AM +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> On Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:39:03 +0100, Adam Tkac wrote:
> > dhcdbd package has been removed and replaced by
> > NetworkManager but NM doesn't implement dhcdbd functionality. We
> > have some patches in Fedora whose makes named capable to get
> > forwarders from dhcdbd but now they are completely unusable. I'm
> > going to drop all related patches because they are unusable. I'm
> > interested how many people used this feature and if I should try
> > develop this again. If no users exist (or very limited number) I'm
> > going to completely drop this feature because it doesn't make sence
> > spend time with something what noone uses.
> Personally, I am very interested in a way to set DNS related stuff over
> dbus (be it forwarders, local domain names or other stuff). This is
> not exactly bind related, but I'd like it to work with bind, too.

For clarify what exactly discussed feature did (nothing more). When you get
nameservers from DHCP dhcdbd tells to named through DBUS that named
should use them as forwarders and NetworkManager sets as
default nameserver in resolv.conf. So you could use named as
caching-nameserver on laptops and you don't have to edit named.conf
always when you move to different network. I think it makes sence add
this feature to some light DNS server but not into named. It's simply
too heavy-weight solution. Also upstream will never accept such feature
because this is not primary BIND mission. Domain name modification
should be done with nsupdate utility through DDNS update message which
is part of DNS protocol.


Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.

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