[arch-general] DNS server help

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 16:19:38 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Δημήτρης Ζέρβας <01ttouch at gmail.com> wrote:
> no, not web UI... ncurses UI :)

Ah, better.

> lack of features?
> what features? a DNS is a Domain Name Server! it can't serve domains? xD
> i can't imagine any feature apart from connectivity (mysql, zones etc.) and
> performance

Sure, it can serve domains. But there /is/ more than that:

various storage formats (flat files, MySQL, LDAP, Active Directory);
replication (IXFR, multi-master);
less-common record types (SSHFP, SRV, CERT, HINFO, or arbitrary types);
protocol features (NOTIFY and EDNS);
security (TKEY, DNSSEC, DLV);
dynamic updates (plain and secure, manual or integrated with dhcpd);
DNS64 translation;
forwarder zones...
even such basics as performing recursive lookups (for putting in
resolv.conf) and ability to be a secondary server (which MyDNS

[Also, technically "DNS" means Domain Name *System*, not "Server".]

Mantas Mikulėnas

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