[Pdns-dev] Cassandra backend

Ruben Kerkhof ruben at rubenkerkhof.com
Wed Nov 5 10:45:39 CET 2014

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 9:45 PM, List <list at airstreamcomm.net> wrote:
> On 11/4/14, 2:04 PM, bert hubert wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 04, 2014 at 02:00:34PM -0600, List wrote:
>>> Hello, new to PDNS and wondering if there is a CQL Cassandra backend
>>> that's been created, or one in the works?  We utilize Cassandra for
>>> a number of services and would like to give multi-datacenter
>>> availability to our zone records if possible, so it came to mind
>>> that PDNS might be able to do this.
>> Hi "List",
>> PowerDNS contributor Ruben Kerkhof wrote a Remotebackend based
>> implementation: https://github.com/rubenk/pdns-cassandra
>> This may be helpful! The remote backend has high performance, so don't let
>> the 'remoteness' worry you too much on this front.
>> Good luck!
>>         Bert
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> Awesome, this is exactly what I was looking for.  Especially being written
> in python which would allow us to customize and add a much needed IP rate
> limiter using distributed counter columns, custom responses based on filters
> we can create for source IP or requested domain, and custom template
> responses for forward/reverse zones for IP allocations we have.  Actually
> looking at this code I could probably recreate this in node.js very easily
> and get the asynchronous power of that language to speed things up even
> more. Thank you very much!

Please note that it's still a proof of concept and doesn't implement
the complete API (dnssec support is missing for example).
It should be easy to extend though.

Kind regards,

Ruben Kerkhof

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