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Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by EMS, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. EMS

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    Does anyone know of a script out there can do the following....


    1. Works with BIND
    2. Web interface
    3. Allow creation / management of DNS records on the server
    4. Web forwarding option.. mask a domain to a URL

    Thanks.
     
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    If you don't have/use the CPanel/WHM, then you need what fwwebs suggested, webmin control panel.
     
  4. EMS

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    No,

    I'm talking about a script like a dns management / parking tool with a web interface.

    Something like this...

    http://www.4psa.com/products/4psadnsmanager.php

    But I want automated masked forwarding / frame forwarding included. Also, the above product uses flat text files with Cpanel which become corrupted if the server load is high.

    Registrars have the right idea, they offer full dns management - enom , directi etc but I dont want to use them, I want a script that can use our own dns servers to provide these extra services - especially when not all the tld's we sell are available at enom.
     
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    What control panel are you currently using? What registrars are you using? How many servers would be involved? How many domains would be frame forwarded?

    Even registrars require a little tweaking to accomplish the task. I can't think of any script that would fit your needs, but it would certainly be possible to write a script. Possibly, even one that uses the Accounting module in WHM.
     
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    We are using cpanel. I'm quite surprised that there are not lots of other cpanel customers with this requirement.

    What registrars are you using?

    This isnt relevent - the idea is to use our own dns servers so as long as the domain points to our nameservers the domain can be registered through any registrar - this is one of the main advantages of running a script like this. You can offer domains from anywhere.

    How many servers would be involved?

    A large number of servers currently running whm dns clustering.

    How many domains would be frame forwarded?

    That depends on how many customers want to forward their domains.

    I've searched high and low but not found anything useful so far. I'll probably put a project on scriptlance. It cant be that difficult to achieve.
     
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    This is something we have been looking for too:

    1. Customers being able to administer DNS records (safely) in a similar way to resellers can rom WHM.
    2. A Cpanel account that has no ftp, no pop accounts but just allows forwarding or emails and forward for web traffic. This is half way their: http://www.cplicensing.net/themes.php
     
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    Did anyone get a solution for this?

    I don't understand why CPanel doesn't want to let the normal users change DNS settings? Almost all other control panels I have used have this feature. I read that they don't do it for security/stability but then why can others do it?
     
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    I can think of 2 good reasons right off hand

    1- Most end users have no idea how dns works or what to do with it

    2- End users and some resellers could screw up a anvil in a sandbox (reseller last week managed to completely wipe out all his zone records across 30 domains, never have figured out quite how he managed to do it but he did)
     
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    Couldn't agree more. It's almost impossible to code for end-user ineptitude and a single missing dot or the wrong value in the wrong field in one zone file and your whole DNS server is down.
     
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    sorry but I do not agree.

    I understand that fool proof coding is not easy.
    But there are enough companies out there that create dns management tools.
    Look also at your domain name registrars like Enom etc. They do provide dns tools for the end user.

    Plesk, Helm and Directadmin also provide this. It is not possible to check for all mistakes but there sure is way to check for most common mistakes and even create a auto restore function that will take the old settings if BIND doesnt restart with the new settings.
     
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