[Pdns-users] monitoring changes to zones, frontend recommendations

Nils Breunese (Lemonbit) nils at lemonbit.com
Mon Oct 19 10:37:53 UTC 2009

Steven Crandell wrote:

> If there actually isn't an existing solution out there to capture  
> the info you're looking for, you could roll your own pretty easily.
> You could check your database dump/backup files into svn and  
> configure hooks to email diffs.
> This will definitely work but has some drawbacks:
> 1. Dump files are often difficult to clearly read (dumping full  
> insert statements will help with this but the problem still exists  
> in general)
> 2. Your reporting is only as granular as your backups (e.g. daily  
> backups might be enough but daily reports on changes might not)
> 3. There's a decent amount of scripting that still needs to be done  
> to turn this into a usable report

I guess it's easier to write a patch for PowerAdmin that adds sending  
an e-mail to the function that saves modifications. Of course you then  
only get notified of changes performed via PowerAdmin.

Nils Breunese.

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