[Pdns-users] Frontend for PowerDNS ?!

John Armstrong siberian at siberian.org
Wed Dec 19 20:27:01 UTC 2007

What problems  / features do you need in PowerDNS Admin that are not there?

Its easy enough to pick this back up and maintain it. I've been using
the 2005 version for years with no problems and would not mind taking
it on.


On 12/19/07, Joe Sloan <joe at tmsusa.com> wrote:
> milkteeth wrote:
> > Does anyone knows about a reliable frontend for PowerDNS to use with PHP-5,
> > MySQL-5 ?!
> > I have tried a few:
> > PowerAdmin: not being updated anymore
> > FreshDNS: still beta
> > WebDNS: not goodenough
> > Tupa: also not so promising
> >
> > I would really appreciate if someone could tell me of a good/working
> > frontend for PowerDNS.
> > Maybe a frontend which u might be using yourself.
> I was initially excited about powerdns, but in the subsequent fruitless
> search for a good management utility, I've concluded that it's not
> practical for us, since dns data maintenance is a highly skilled task
> with powerdns. The management wants to farm out the daily dns activities
> to level one personnel, and there is currently no suitable admin
> interface to powerdns to make that possible.
> So we're watching pdns and hoping for an eventual solution, but for now
> we're compelled to stay with bind 9, and add something like an
> appliansys dnsbox300 as the dns master, to provide a web based dns
> management interface which can be turned over to personnel who are
> reasonably intelligent, but not necessarily highly skilled or experienced.
> I'm still playing pdns on my home network, while looking for that
> missing piece, because I like it, and don't mind doing sql queries to
> maintain zone data.
> Joe
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