[Pdns-users] PowerDNS needs your thoughts on two important DNSSEC matters

erkan yanar erkan at linsenraum.de
Tue Sep 4 09:34:48 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 07:19:45PM +0200, Peter van Dijk wrote:
> Hello,
> we are working hard to get 3.1.1 out the door, fixing the last remaining DNSSEC issues. Since 3.1, we have discovered two issues that require some re-engineering and may have database impact. We could really use some input on these issues.
> ISSUE 1: ordername sorting
> MySQL, depending on charset settings (cannot reproduce right now), will also not do the right thing for us. However, for MySQL there are a few reliable workarounds:
> ALTER TABLE records ADD order name      VARCHAR(255) COLLATE latin1_bin;
> or
> ALTER TABLE records ADD order name      VARBINARY(255);
> Both of these will make order name sort correctly - the first one applies when latin1 is already active, the second one is generic.
> SQLite mostly seems to do the right thing, at least with default settings.
> 1b. Is VARBINARY the best way to do it for MySQL?

Afaik you want only to have the ordering (collation) to be binary. So you have some ways to do it without touching the character set.
   Just change the Query
2. ALTER TABLE records ADD order name      VARCHAR(255) BINARY
   Then you don't care about the CHARSET used by the server. 
   This syntax always set the binary collation specific for that charset


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