Tag Archives: dns

Access Route53 private zones cross account

Using Route53 private zones can be a great way to maintain a private internal zone for your server infrastructure. However sometimes you may need to share this zone with another VPC in the same or in another AWS account. The … Continue reading

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DNC NZ submission

The DNC has proposed a new policy for .nz WHOIS data which unfortunately does not in my view address the current issues with lack of privacy of the .nz namespace. The following is my submission on the matter. Dear DNC, … Continue reading

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Funny tasting Squid Resolver

Squid is a very popular (and time tested) proxy server, it’s generally the go-to solution for a  proxy server in a *nix environment and is capable of providing general caching proxy services (including transparent) as well as more sophisticated reverse … Continue reading

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Route53 with NamedManager 1.8.0

Just released NamedManager 1.8.0, my open source web-based DNS management tool. This release fixes some bugs with MySQL 5.6 and internationalized domain names, but also includes support for using Amazon AWS Route53 alongside the existing Bind9 support. Just add a … Continue reading

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Exposing name servers with Puppet Facts

Carrying on from the last post, I needed a good reliable way to point my Nginx configuration at a DNS server to use for resolving backends. The issue is that I wanted my Puppet module to be portable across various … Continue reading

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Nginx, reverse proxies and DNS resolution

Nginx is a pretty awesome high performance web server and reverse proxy. It’s often used in conjunction with other HTTP servers such as Java/Tomcat and Ruby/Unicorn, as it allows static content to be served directly from disk by Nginx and … Continue reading

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NamedManager 1.6.0

I’ve just finished up a few changes to NamedManager this weekend and released version 1.6.0. It provides a few bug fixes and small improvements, as well as the addition of support for IPv6 PTR (reverse) records, so you can now … Continue reading

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NamedManager 1.5.1

I’ve pushed a new release of NamedManager version 1.5.1, this release is a minor bug fix release providing: Bug fix for handling of TXT records, where extra slashes would be entered into the record due to an input validator bug. … Continue reading

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Presenting NamedManager

A while ago I had a project to build a DNS management application for a client, which has since been refined and improved further, and finally released as “NamedManager” now that I’ve had time to re-do the documentation for a … Continue reading

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