A web application to manage your DNS zones via dynamic DNS.
Managing DNS zones is a pest. Editing zone files by hand is the standard method, but can be pretty risky – one syntax error that goes unchecked and you’re toast. Furthermore, throwing zone files at your non-technical customers is a recipe for disaster.
DNS Manager gives you a simplified web interface, provided as a Rails application, that allows less technical users to modify records. Some of it’s features include:
Uses zone transfers and dynamic DNS queries to perform the modifications, so it is safe against multiple users simultaneously editing the same domain.
The web browser interface is more accessable and easier for non-technical users to use than editing a zone file.
To secure the dynamic updates, the application can use TSEC keys to authenticate itself to the DNS server.
A web services interface to allow programmatic use of the application, so anyone can provide DynDNS-like services for their domain(s). (planned)
At present, the interface is fairly ugly and still requires significant technical knowledge to operate, but it is going to improve.