[Pdns-users] Increment SOA programmatically?

MRob mrobti at insiberia.net
Tue Nov 6 22:54:36 UTC 2018

So... any to help on this below keeping in mind I use autoserial?

>>> I use mysql backend and SOA serial set to 0 in datebase for 
>>> auto-serial features. But sometime come occasion we must update one 
>>> record in database directly, not using DNSUPDATE. In this case how to 
>>> tell pdns please update SOA serial? I cant find pdns_control, 
>>> pdnsutil command for this.
>> Hi,
>> if you execute pdnsutil w/o any options it lists all available 
>> commands.
>> There you can find:
>> "increase-serial ZONE    Increases the SOA-serial by 1. Uses SOA-EDIT"
> oh Thanks! The manpage is out of date :)
> still, it didn't work with auto-serial configuration:
>> pdnsutil increase-serial example.org
> Error: Parsing record content (try 'pdnsutil check-zone'): missing
> field at the end of record content 'ns.example.org contact at example.org
> 0'
>> pdnsutil check-zone example.org
> Checked 21 records of 'example.org', 0 errors, 0 warnings.
>>> Related, where is serial stored in auto-serial case? I find
>>> "change_date" field NULL on all records and "notified_serial" NULL on
>>> this domain (but its 0 on the other domains, not sure why). In this
>>> situation what happens if server reboot, SOA has to be reclaimed from
>>> somewhere??
>> As far as I know this can be found in the table "records", column 
>> "content",
>> for every entry of the type "SOA". It corresponds to the provided 
>> serial number
>> you get with   "dig <zone> SOA"   (if no DNSSEC is active).
> Well for auto-serial you must set that value as 0 so my question being
> where the serial is kept in this special case and carried across
> reboot situation.

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