[Pdns-users] pdns and Windows DNS integration

vishal.ud vishal.ud at directi.com
Sun Aug 22 05:01:50 UTC 2010

  On Sunday 22 August 2010 01:35 AM, Leen Besselink wrote:
> On 08/21/2010 08:30 PM, Vishal Uderani wrote:
>> Hey ,
> Hi Vishal,
>> Ive managed to get a standalone installation of pdns Authoritative 
>> server  up and running with a mysql backend and poweradmin interface 
>> .  However , i havent found a single mention of a pdns installation 
>> integrating with a Windows DNS Server . Let me elaborate further :
>> We have a bunch of devs who would like to create/modify/delete 
>> records and zones in our internal DNS server (Active Directory 
>> Integrated) without them having to access the server itself .  so 
>> giving them an interface that does the above made sense . My pdns 
>> installation is on Linux . I came across the pdns-ldap backend but 
>> thats somehow not worked out for me . After compiling with 
>> --with-modules="ldap" and making sure my pdns.conf pointed to the 
>> correct basedn , i was unable to pull down any of the zones from my 
>> Win DNS to my db . (assuming thats what it does)  I would really 
>> appreciate it if anyone could provide me any info or send me along 
>> the correct track here . Awaiting your prompt response .
> No, that is not what it does.
> The LDAP-backend does, like the MySQL-backend, does not copy anything 
> (unless it's a slave-server, in which case powerdns copies data), is a 
> database where zones exist which are queried when a client asks for a 
> record.
  Thanks for the quick reply . Right . so once i compile using the ldap 
backend , i should be able to query my windows dns server and in turn 
poweradmin must display my zones
> I don't know if you can use these 2 backends at the same time.
Hmm . well thats not what i intend to do either . I was wondering if 
pdns could directly query my windows DNS server and pull down queries or 
does it need a mysql backend as mandatory (looks like it dosent) .
> Normally the easiest way to deal with seperate (authoritive) 
> nameservers is to use seperate zones. So one nameserver has a zone: 
> company.tld and an other nameserver has a sub-zone: other.company.tld
> You setup the company.tld to point other.company.tld to the other 
> nameserver(s) by creating a NS-record with the IP-address of the other 
> nameserver.
> That way a 'resolving nameserver' will know it should query an other 
> authoritive nameserver for the other zone and there is no need to copy 
> anything.

Im gonna give the ldap-backend another go at it and check if there is 
something to be done with my configuration
>> -- 
>> Regards ,
>> Vishal Uderani
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