Episode 29

In this episode, Matt and Cricket finally throw in the towel and give up on promising podcasts on any regular schedule. ¬†But they do manage to clear Mr. DNS’s mailbag, answering questions from Ismael Lezcano about the availability of good programming APIs for working with DNS and why BIND doesn’t have a good mechanism for creating and deleting zones dynamically; and from William Brown ¬†about how to induce major registrars to support DNSSEC.


  1. Hey Matt, Cricket,
    Glad to see the podcast updated, always like listening to you guys. Regarding Ismael’s question about adding and deleting zones from BIND dynamically, check this out in the BIND ARM: http://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/cur/9.9/doc/arm/Bv9ARM.ch06.html

    If yes, then zones can be added at runtime via rndc addzone or deleted via rndc delzone. The default is no.

    This is something Dyn has been doing since we coded in support for it in BIND 9.4, then worked with ISC to release as open source in BIND 9.6. It’s very well tested and proven out, we do it hundreds to thousands of times a day in our anycast environment.

    Hope this helps,

  2. Very cool, Tom! Thanks for letting us know!

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