[thelist] DNS MS Servers

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sun Oct 19 03:08:20 CDT 2008

You don't say what DNS server you are actually using. Assuming it is either Microsoft DNS or BIND, then these support DDNS (Dynamic DNS updates) - where by clients can register/update DNS records. That would provide you with some documented way of dynamically adding/changing DNS records.

Configure a requirement for secure updates or limit the interface on which DDNS updates can be received, otherwise you can opening yourself up to potential mischief.


> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [thelist] DNS MS Servers
> Hello Thelist,
>   Any though's/ recommendations
> I've inherited adding/Editing .dns files to primary & secondary DNS servers.
> Its a manual process using templates stored in the samples folder. I open a
> template edit and save it.
> I'm trying to do this with code ideally C# reading domain info from a database
> (OK with all of that)
> It appears if I dynamically build .dns and save it to the file system I then
> have to update the registry and restart the DNS service.
> Writing to the registry seems messy. Typically I have 200-300 web sites
> operational so I'm not keen on restarting the DNS service.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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