[Chugalug] DNS Wisdom

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Mon Jan 7 14:48:23 UTC 2013


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On 1/7/2013 8:39 AM, Mike Harrison wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jan 2013, Dave Brockman wrote:
>> I would concur with your assessment.  Outside of DNS server
>> authors and root operators, I don't often encounter true
>> enlightenment.
> 
> I may not have been enlightened.. but at one time I was at least
> known as a benevolent (mostly) wizard of DNS.. I'm a bit out of
> date though.. I only do simple things now.
> 
> The sins I commited with a couple of "packet shredders" (DEC
> Alpha's running Linux with 8 to 12 ethernet ports), iptables and
> some DNS servers that said different things depending on what
> network you were on.... I still had not seen anything like the
> kludges of those days..

If you haven't yet, take a look at "views" in BIND.  No extra kludge
needed anymore :)

Regards,

dtb

- -- 
"Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor
understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in
networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither
builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational
network."  RFC 1925
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