[SAC] [Hosting] Upcoming DNS & DHCP infrastructure changes

Brian M Hamlin maplabs at light42.com
Thu Jun 8 17:09:58 PDT 2017

Hi Lance - thanks for the email .. speaking only personally, I think 
part of the decades-late adoption of IPv6 is that fundemetnally, IPv6 
numbers are not human firendly, and IPv4 are.. so if youre new systems 
require human operators to configure with IPv6 with any regularity, 
there will be inevitable stress..  The solution is to always have some 
semi-automated way of connecting parts that are IPv6 only.. I know, its 
easier to say than to do.. but thats my feedback .. thanks for the 
great 15 years there !  here is to 15 more reliable years
  best regards from Berkeley
   --Brian M Hamlin

On Thu, 8 Jun 2017 16:56:44 -0700, Lance Albertson <lance at osuosl.org> wrote:

Over the last several months we've been working on replacing our aging 
DNS & DHCP system which uses a php frontend/backend called Maintain, 
tinydns for the DNS server and ISC DHCP. We've been using this system 
since our inception almost 15 years ago. This old system has many 
limitations including proper IPv6 support and DNSSEC. 
The new architecture will be based entirely on Bind and ISC DHCP with 
no frontend software. We'll be maintaining zones we manage inside of a 
git repository. If you've relied on the old Maintain frontend for 
access to zones, please let me know so we can work out methods for 
getting access to make changes. 
We're at a point where we are very close to cutting over to the new 
system. However, in the meantime I wouldn't mind some feedback and 
testing. We have one public server using the new architecture which we 
plan to switch over to production first. It's only getting updates 
manually from the current system on an as-needed basis, but any zones 
we pull from you should be getting updated automatically now. 
**Temporary IP's** you can test are:
DNS caching:, 2600:3402:600:24::154
Authoritative:, 2600:3402:600:24::153
If you can, please test this server and let me know if you run into any 
issues. I'm hoping to deploy the new system within the next few weeks. 
Thank you!
Lance AlbertsonDirector
Oregon State University | Open Source Lab 


Hosting mailing list
Hosting at osuosl.org


Sac mailing list
Sac at lists.osgeo.org

Brian M Hamlin
OSGeo California Chapter


More information about the Sac mailing list