[Pdns-users] Status of the LDAP backend in 3.0 release

Nick Milas nmilas at admin.noa.gr
Sat Apr 30 20:35:54 UTC 2011

On 30/4/2011 2:09 μμ, Angel Bosch Mora wrote:

> this is inacurate. LDAP has a lot of multi-platform front-ends, most 
> of them really customizable. there's also bindings for every coding 
> language, so as you said anyone can create their own tool.
Hi Angel,

You are partly right: yes, there are many *generic* LDAP browsers (like 
the free - very good but now unmaintained, I am afraid - phpLDAPadmin 
and the excellent JXplorer, which I use both; there is also Apache 
Directory Studio etc. and other commercial products), but there are no 
*specialized* LDAP-stored DNS Record applications.

Such specialized apps should allow automatic operations like adding 
automatically forward and reverse record when adding an IP Addr ---> DNS 
Name mapping (A and PTR records), automatically increasing the zone 
counters (both forward and reverse). Also, when changing such a mapping, 
it would ensure that A and PTR records are updated correctly. The app 
should check (perhaps by alerting the user) whether an IPv6 (AAAA record 
plus the reverse record) exists and should also be updated. Also other 
more advanced operations include DNS domain redirections, subdomain 
delegations etc.

With the generic LDAP browsers one must do all such operations manually 
(which is not terrible, but it's a bit prone to errors and inconvenient 
when there are daily maintenance activities).

All the best,

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