Bug 118812 - Configuration capabilities are inflexible and limited
Configuration capabilities are inflexible and limited
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-bind (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-03-20 16:58 EST by Dan Thurman
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-02 01:08:19 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2004:364 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated redhat-config-bind package 2004-09-02 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Dan Thurman 2004-03-20 16:58:18 EST
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Description of problem:
The DNS configuration tool is limited and does not allow for manual
named entries where needed such as a wilcard A record. Manual entries
are blown away.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1) There is no ability to insert wildcard A records for cases where
virtual pages are involved.  The insertion of the wildcards '*' is not
permitted in the textbox.  Manually adding the wildcard A record will
be blown away by the tool as it does not recognize manual additions.

*.autodice.com. IN A    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  <== cannot add via DNS Tool

2) Entries manaully added to the /etc/named.custom file does *not*
appear in the DNS tool.  Why?  These were manually added because
again, there was no ability for me to add an extra line:

zone "xxxx.com" {
 type master;
 file "xxxx.com.zone";
 allow-transfer { xxx.xxx.xxx.xx1; };  <== cannot add via DNS Tool

Fortunately, manually adding this was preserved and not blown away by
the DNS tool.

Actual Results:  1) DNS Tool blows away manual settings in the ZONE files
2) DNS Tool does not blow manual settings in the named.custom file

Expected Results:  1) Manual additions to the zone or other related
files should be preserved if the tool itself cannot add it itself or
otherwise there should be a file for manual addtitions so that the
tool will add them in.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2004-03-25 16:34:37 EST
Please check out system-config-bind from rawhide.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2004-09-02 01:08:19 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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