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BindConfig is a tool to reduce the error prone work of maintaining BIND's zone files

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 8K
Developer: Gordon Messmer
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BindConfig is a tool to reduce the error prone work of maintaining BIND's zone files. More precisely, BindConfig is the name of a Python module which can read BIND's zone files and named.conf files, and can modify and save BIND's zone files.

The zone files written by the module will be as concise as possible, since you as an admin are more likely to spot errors in a file which only has the information necessary. The zone files are written to conform to BIND's expectations and with BIND's style guide. There will be an ORIGIN directive and a TTL directive at the top of the zone. All hostnames will be relative to the toplevel ORIGIN, except for absolute hostnames outside of the zone.

BindConfig comes with an interactive shell for editing your zone files.

Invoke the shell with the name of the zone you want to edit. It will parse your system's named.conf file for the location of the zone, and parse that file in turn. When the shell exits, it will save the zone file.

Copyright 2001 Gordon Messmer
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type 'warranty'.
Parsing file: /etc/named.conf
Parsing zone:

If all goes well, (no missing files), you'll be in the edit-zone shell. Type 'help' for a list of available commands. You can 'print' the zone, list records using wildcards, delete records using wildcards, add records or read commands from a file. You can also pipe commands to the shell:

cat zone-commands | edit-zone
echo add CNAME for www bind-config | edit-zone

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