[Pdns-users] new pdns mysql web interface

Posner, Sebastian s.posner at telekom.de
Fri Sep 30 14:34:06 UTC 2011

Timo Witte wrote:


> >> It looks nice, but i noticed that the created users can freely
> >> create domains, it would be nice if users can be assigned domains
> >> they can modify , but not necessarily create new ones.
> >
> > Yes, that would be nice.
> > But that's a whole new story - powerdns is only delivering the
> > DNS-content from the backend, SQL-backend is merely a way to
> > store the records, and the webfrontend is merely a webfrontend
> > so a user doesn't need to manually enter SQL syntax. And the
> > user administration is a mere way to ensure that not just anybody
> > can change data, and that no password needs to be shared between
> > administrators and urgently changed when an administrator leaves.
> >
> > What you are asking for is a full-blown DNS provisioning platform
> > with rights delegation and multi-client capabilities.´

> actually i took a step in that direction and coded the requested
> feature. It is already in the git repository:
> http://code.google.com/p/powerdns-
> webinterface/source/detail?r=b8417de89b912225f91d9900d2eb1b6fd8f203f2
> I want to push this project to a full-blown DNS Webplatfom, but i think
> it´s one step at a time.. The next step would be, to introduce a finer
> grained permission system in the backend, to allow "reseller" users and
> so on.

Real "reseller"-capability is the most difficult thing I'd say. 


Having two completeley independent resellers on one DNS platform
brings the possibility that you may have to move one domain from
one reseller to another one.
But therefore, you most likely need two independent sets of 
authoritative nameservers: The one with the content from the 
current domain owner, and another set already delivering the 
new domain holders' contents - because how could an automated 
system possibly know without superuser-interaction (this can't
be done by one of the resellers for ovious reasons), which of 
the resellers' version of the domain is to be delivered right now.

Kind regards,


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