[thelist] DNS MS Servers

Arthur Maloney ArthurM at seipas.com
Sun Oct 19 03:18:49 CDT 2008

Hello Ken,

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 9:08:20 AM, you wrote:

> 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.

> Cheers
> Ken

>> -----Original Message-----
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>> On Behalf Of Arthur Maloney
>> Sent: Sunday, 19 October 2008 6:08 PM
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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.

Thanks Ken it's a good pointer. I'll be doing some research and testing with dynamic DNS

Best regards,
 Arthur                            mailto:ArthurM at seipas.com

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