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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.
    – user1686
    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! 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. Oct 28 '11 at 19:47
  • @CarpeNoctem do you have any findings?
    – spuder
    Nov 4 '14 at 17:39

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