[Pdns-dev] Compiling a custom backend

Erik Muttersbach erik at muttersbach.net
Wed Feb 1 09:22:03 CET 2012

I do not intent to use it for real production use or anything else serious.
Also, probably performance isn't as good as with the mysql or pipe backend,
but I I personally felt it's more convenient than the pipe backend for my
testing. Sure, you can built a perl script or similar that calls a REST
service through the pipe backend, but for all the people that are not perl
hackers (including me) a REST service might be a nice thing.

At the end, maybe someone even needs it for applications that do need a very
dynamic DNS resolution. Currently its an experiement ... 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jan-Piet Mens [mailto:jpmens at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Jan-Piet Mens
Sent: Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012 09:10
To: erik at muttersbach.net
Cc: pdns-dev at mailman.powerdns.com
Subject: Re: [Pdns-dev] Compiling a custom backend

> I would like to develop a custom backend that uses a HTTP rest service 
> for resolving requests.

I'd be interested in hearing the reasons or use-cases for a REST service;
care to share?

BTW, I assume you know of PowerDNS' PIPE back-end? It could make your life
much easier, certainly during the prototyping phase. Just FYI.


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