Author Topic: Zentyal 5.1 DNS Replication OR bind9 zone transfers  (Read 1457 times)

blechinger

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Zentyal 5.1 DNS Replication OR bind9 zone transfers
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:28:35 am »
Hello! New to Zentyal and excited about 5.1. I was able to install the development edition from the ISO, select the roles I wanted, and was up and configured in no time! :) The two major roles I'm concerned with are Domain Controller and DNS. I was able to stand up a PDC, configure a new domain, create admin users, create an ADC, manually add that DC to DNS, and see that changes made on the ADC are reflected back to the PDC without any special configuration. Great stuff.  ;D

I went poking around for forums / posts / articles about DNS Replication or bind9 zone transfers. The best information I could find was this forum post: https://forum.zentyal.org/index.php?topic=10206.0 - from SIX YEARS AGO! Surely we've made some progress since then? :)

Does Zentyal 5.1 have any DNS replication or zone transfer capability baked in? Is there more relevant documentation or explanation than the ancient article I linked previously?

Any help or dialogue appreciated. <3

EDIT: 18 reads as of this edit and no replies. Anyone out there?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2018, 07:49:35 pm by blechinger »

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Re: Zentyal 5.1 DNS Replication OR bind9 zone transfers
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 04:10:35 pm »
Seems I might've made a mistaken choosing Zentyal over some of the alternatives. This community seems dead.

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Re: Zentyal 5.1 DNS Replication OR bind9 zone transfers
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 01:32:27 pm »
Hi there

just wanted to say that I have the same problem here. I am thinking about creating a script with rsync for the Zentyal DNS files, but I'm not sure if that will work.

Problem I see with the zone transfer is that Zentyal generates the Bind files. So if you change something on the secondary Zentyal server it probably will overwrite everything.

I let you know if I'm successful...


...otherwise I'm interested in alternative products as AD and DNS replacement as well :-)

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Re: Zentyal 5.1 DNS Replication OR bind9 zone transfers
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 05:47:37 pm »
Hi everybody!

A very good replacement is NethServer. Try it and you will be delighted!
A very good Community too!

Unfortunately not for an Authoritative DNS Server.

I'm using Zentyal 5.1 as Authoritative DNS Server and I have issues with reverse zones.
The reverse zones are created only for domains (and subdomains) that have public IPs in different subnets.
For domains that have the IPs in the same subnet, the reverse zones are not created (can be created only for the first domain and subdomains).
I understand that this issue can be solved by modifying "named.conf.local.mas" but I don't know how/which lines.
Can you help me?
Thank you in advance!
Gabriel

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Re: Zentyal 5.1 DNS Replication OR bind9 zone transfers
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 05:51:25 pm »
Can this page help: https://doc.zentyal.org/en/appendix-c.html ?

I'm looking for some assistance regarding zone transfers as the mas files overwrite any bind directives in named.conf.