DNS service with a SQL backend

Daniel Marsh daniel at stiw.org
Thu Jul 21 07:27:40 GMT 2005

On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 15:20:11 +0800, Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net>  

> Bruno Gallant wrote:
>> Hello,
>>  We are redesigning our DNS infrastructure, which has been running on
>> BIND with the regular flat files for years, and there would be a need
>> for the data to be in a database. (postgresql or mysql, of course)
> On a similar thread, does anyone know of any dns server software that  
> would serve different IPs depending on where the query/request comes  
> from?
> i.e., - resolve www.mydomain.com to the IP of my server in AU for all  
> clients querying from AU,JP and HK. Everyone else should get the IP for  
> my server in US.
> Akamai provide this service (amongst other cool services of course :) )  
> I think ultradns may do this too. Both use, AFAIK, proprietary solutions.
> TIA,
> Beto

It may be possible to use BIND9 feature of allowing certain IP ranges to  
only query certain zone files.

The only issue I foresee is having to have slightly different zone names  
that you wish to serve for each IP range.


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