Recommended cookbook for managing Bind, DNS zones and record entries?


#1

I’m trying to figure out the best way to manage my dns servers via Chef and
I was wondering if anyone had a recommended cookbook to manage a Bind9
server, dns zones, and records using data_bags or ?

Eric Feldhusen


#2

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Eric Feldhusen
efeldhusen.lists@gmail.com wrote:

I’m trying to figure out the best way to manage my dns servers via Chef and
I was wondering if anyone had a recommended cookbook to manage a Bind9
server, dns zones, and records using data_bags or ?

The bind9-chroot opscode cookbook seems to cover pretty much all the bases.

This one looks promising: https://github.com/Youscribe/bind9-cookbook
But it claims to be incomplete. There seem to be several forks that
are all of the same lineage, but I’m not sure what the relationship of
them is/are.

Having said that, I’m writing my own. The content served by our dns
servers is in mysql (we use the bind-dlz support), so I don’t need to
manage the zones, only the named.conf and the required directories for
bind to run.

I’m a new Chef user so I am still learning, but I hang out in #chef
and #learnchef daily if you would like to collaborate. My nick is
cannonball; feel free to look me up.

…Todd


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