Requirements for Management of Name Servers for the DNS

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Last updated 2008-08-29 (latest revision 2008-05-20)
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Management of name servers for the Domain Name Service (DNS) has traditionally been done using vendor-specific monitoring, configuration and control methods. Although some service monitoring platforms can test the functionality of the DNS itself there is not a interoperable way to manage (monitor, control and configure) the internal aspects of a name server itself. This document discusses the requirements of a management system for DNS name servers. A management solution that is designed to manage the DNS can use this document as a shopping list of needed features.


Wes Hardaker (

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