As I mentioned here, I had to manually create a database schema when I installed PowerDNS on Debian Squeeze. Later versions apparently create one themselve.
By halfgaar, 3 years ago, on September 24, 2013, at 12:09 |
In an earlier post I made, I described how to manually create the SQL schema, because it didn't itself. When I installed Power DNS 3.1-4 on a Raspberry Pi, I noticed it had created the scheme itself this time. However, it did not make the foreign key constraints. This is dumb. I regularly need to remove domains from the DB and I don't want stale or incorrect references as a result.
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on June 12, 2013, at 23:06 |
Whenever one of the servers in /etc/resolv.conf is unreachable, Linux/glibc/whatever isn't smart enough not to retry it for a while. This results in a lot of services becoming unavailable, because a lot of them do reverse lookups on all incoming connections (like SSH), which will hang for the time-out of the first DNS server query.
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on December 28, 2012, at 18:12 |
Power DNS, as opposed to Bind, has the option to be a superslave. This means that it will initiate any zone transfer from trusted hosts, avoiding the need to configure each zone on both master and slave.
By halfgaar, 6 years ago, on January 30, 2011, at 23:01 |
I've had to deal with crappy DNS servers quite a lot; servers that don't resolve certain sites, servers that take endlessly, etc. Therefore, using OpenDNS can be a good solution. The IP addresses for OpenDNS are (including /etc/resolv.conf directives):
By halfgaar, 7 years ago, on March 16, 2010, at 10:03 |
Since my three previous posts [1, 2, 3], I've made over 7 phone calls to the US, alternating between Wild West Domains and NeuStar. And it turned out that, no, I'm not allowed to have a dot-US domain. So I gave it away.
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on August 10, 2007, at 16:08 |
Trusted to bring networks together, beams NeuStar's corporate slogan. After my previous two posts, I'm still hoping that they can be trusted to keep networks together too.
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on July 24, 2007, at 00:07 |
My usage of the BigSmoke.US domain didn't get approved yet. I was hoping for a little advice to come my way by submitting an Ask Slashdot this morning, but the story didn't get past the firehose. After realizing that I should have submitted the story to my /. journal as that would allow Slashdotters to comment without the story having to make it, I just added a journal entry. I want all the exposure and feedback that I can get.
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on July 21, 2007, at 23:07 |
Wether it has something to do with the current Terror Alert level or with a renewed surge of isolationism I don't know, but my foreign ass no longer seems to be welcome below the Dot-US TLD. Never mind that almost all of my visitors are American. Or that my dot-US websites are hosted at US-based NearlyFreeSpeech. Or are my ties to the states sufficient that I just need to deliver the proof?
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on July 20, 2007, at 16:07 |