bind_dlz "required"?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Apr 20 06:13:32 MDT 2012

On Fri, 2012-04-20 at 10:28 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> Hi
> On 20 April 2012 01:32, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
> [...]
> > Or, try the upgrade against with BIND 9.8 or 9.8 and bind_dlz, as that
> > is what we require these days (until we get the internal dns server
> > finished, when that will be another option).
> Do you mean that the flat file DNS backend is not expected to work
> properly any more?  Or did I misinterpret your message?

At this point, yes, I would like to deprecate our bind 9.7 support.
Configuring dynamic DNS with this version is the stuff of nightmares -
very few manage to get it correct, and it just confuses our
documentation and makes our users think there is a chance it could work
for them.

We now provide an upgrade script to our database-based backends, and our
internal DNS server handles just as much as 9.7 did for most users: that
is a static zone or insecure updates. 

We could continue to output a template zone file if need be, but I think
we should leave it as 'for manual installation in your own static dns

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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