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Evaluating alternatives to BIND for internal DNS. Would love to integrate DNS into the automated provisioning process using an API. Does anyone know of a FOSS DNS server alternative to BIND that has a API to boot? I use to use MyDNS which performed great but rather not edit the DB directly if a better solution is already out there.

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You can do dynamic DNS updates with Bind, including even automatic DNSSEC. –  grawity Oct 10 '11 at 23:13
    
Can you explain why it is you don't want to use BIND? –  gravyface Oct 10 '11 at 23:17
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BIND has a horrible security track record, even after the rewrite. Although, if there is a restful API and possibly a good up-to-date webui then I'd reconsider! –  CarpeNoctem Oct 10 '11 at 23:23
    
@CarpeNoctem: you should make that clear in your question so that others can direct you to other DNS servers with security in mind. –  gravyface Oct 11 '11 at 8:43

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I have not tried any of them but there are some FOSS API around for PowerDNS.

http://doc.powerdns.com/

http://kennethkalmer.github.com/powerdns-on-rails/

https://github.com/devel/PowerDNS-API#readme

http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/htdocs/PowerDNS-API-Client/PowerDNS/API/Client/Request.html

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Thanks, going to test both APIs and will update question with any relevant findings. –  CarpeNoctem Oct 28 '11 at 19:47
    
@CarpeNoctem do you have any findings? –  spuder Nov 4 at 17:39

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