cPanelKenneth

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Started noticing this message during upcp:

Code:
Updating DNS Server...NSD is not the configured local nameserver.
Use /scripts/setupnameserver to change this setting.
Has anyone actually used NSD yet?

If yes, is anyone aware of the pros and cons of doing so?

TIA
The documentation will give you the answers you want: http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/nsd/

Full support for NSD is not complete at this time.
 

caeos

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so by saying its not complete - means that we should just ignore he erroro messages at the moment?
 

MaraBlue

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Correct.

There is discussion of NSD-base DNSOnly.
I'm wondering if this relates to the problems I'm having as of this morning


Noticed this is the upcp email from the last few nights:
Code:
Updating DNS Server...NSD is not the configured local nameserver.
Use /scripts/setupnameserver to change this setting.
I know this forum isn't an official means of support, I'm just trying to try everything I can to fix it myself before submitting a support ticket. I'm very close to that. In five years..it would be my first. This has me totally baffled.
 

Bdzzld

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Just ignore the error for now. If BIND is running w/o problems leave it to that for now. If you've got a DNS cluster set up, don't change it at all for now untill you're fully sure it's supported. Just my two cents...
 

DaveUsedToWorkHere

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If this isnt fully supported by cpanel yet, then why the hell is it mentioned in a RELEASE build of cpanel??

Surely this **** should be kept to EDGE builds

There is checking in RELEASE builds to see which nameserver is installed. You are not being switched to NSD or using any NSD components in RELEASE.

I'm not sure I understand your complaint. Are you concerned that the message notifying you that you are not using NSD is appearing, or something else?
 

DaveUsedToWorkHere

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I'm wondering if this relates to the problems I'm having as of this morning

I know this forum isn't an official means of support, I'm just trying to try everything I can to fix it myself before submitting a support ticket. I'm very close to that. In five years..it would be my first. This has me totally baffled.

I don't see anything in that thread newer than 2 months old. Is upcp hanging on updating nameservers?

Please, feel free to submit a support request, I promise we won't reflect it negatively on you.

NSD should have 0 effect on this as support is not turned on by default.
 

DaveUsedToWorkHere

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Just ignore the error for now. If BIND is running w/o problems leave it to that for now. If you've got a DNS cluster set up, don't change it at all for now untill you're fully sure it's supported. Just my two cents...

This isn't necessarily an error, it just lets you know that you are still using BIND and you can use /scripts/setupnameserver to move to NSD.
 

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This isn't necessarily an error, it just lets you know that you are still using BIND and you can use /scripts/setupnameserver to move to NSD.
The message does sound like its encouraging you to change to NSD. If its not fully baked messages like that shouldn't be in STABLE releases.
 

Bdzzld

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Can't agree more. Especially if you do not know about its changes and what it will do to a working DNS cluster. Has this been tested?
 

allpar

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Weighing in to agree. I'm glad I checked on the forum before blindly switching over.

Running STABLE so I don't expect oddities like that.
 

tandyuk

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There is checking in RELEASE builds to see which nameserver is installed. You are not being switched to NSD or using any NSD components in RELEASE.

I'm not sure I understand your complaint. Are you concerned that the message notifying you that you are not using NSD is appearing, or something else?
The "complaint" is that if its not been fully tested, with all the planned functionality included, surely there should be no mention of it anywhere but in edge builds.
Once you've tested it and got it working properly, then fine roll it out to other builds, but until then keep it in edge only.
 

cPanelKenneth

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Suppose you move from Bind to NSD. Is there any tool to move back to Bind?
Yes. /scripts/setupnameserver will move seamlessly between NSD and BIND. BIND is not actually uninstalled when moving to NSD so returning to it is rather trivial (named.conf continues to receive all zone updates even when using NSD).
 

Kent Brockman

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Yes. /scripts/setupnameserver will move seamlessly between NSD and BIND. BIND is not actually uninstalled when moving to NSD so returning to it is rather trivial (named.conf continues to receive all zone updates even when using NSD).
Great. Will be remembered when testing.



It's lighter on resources than BIND, but lacks a number of features (e.g. it's authoritative only). Full support should be in 11.24 (that's just an estimate).
NSD Cpanel's support allows only for authoritative zones? or the NSD per se has not that kind of functionality?
How can we know when full support is effectively ready?