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Re: BIND 9 vs djbdns

  • From: Ben Beuchler
  • Date: Sat Feb 03 23:45:13 2001

On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 05:17:46PM -0500, Dave 'Duke of URL' Weiner wrote:

> For those of you who have switched from BIND 8.x to djbdns, how difficult was it for
> you?  Are there any how-to's or detailed step-by-step walk through's that describe a
> reasonably sane way to upgrade?  I've read all the docs on djbdns, and once the
> conversion is done, it looks pretty simple to administer, and work it into some of my
> automated setup tools.  I'm more concerned with the conversion from BIND 8.

Well, I performed a quick-n-dirty conversion in about 15 minutes by
grepping all of the domains for which we were the master server out of
the named.conf file and using a simple shell script to run axfr-get for
each of those domains.  Then I cat'd (catted?) those files together, ran
'sort -u' on it and ran tinydns-data on the result.  Voila!  I also
through together a Python script to clean it up and organize it a bit.
That made it a bit easier to maintain.

That provided a useable server, but we're working on a way to manage it
all from a sql database with a CGI frontend.


Ben Beuchler                                            There is no spoon.                                             -- The Matrix

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