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"DNS in the cloud: the Moniker Openstack-inspired DNS Project"

By: Patrick Galbraith

DNS is one of those things in life one often takes for granted. It just works. It is however, the phone book of the Internet. Without DNS, maintaining lookup data would be a difficult endevor. With Openstack, there is certainly a need for a DNS service, particularly, something that works well with Openstack and adheres to its standards and philosophy. One such project is Moniker.

Moniker is a an Openstack-inspired DNS as-a-service project. It is intended to be used to provide DNS service from the entry point of creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using the Moniker API, to providing DNS resolution for users. It is a very modular project, allowing for the use of whatever DNS server and organization demands, or the database where DNS data is stored. It is also intended to work in conjunction with other components such as Nova.

Moniker is an ideal project to use for developing DNS as a service for an organization, and HP in particular is building their DNSaaS product based on Moniker.

This discussion will provide an overview of Moniker as well as in-depth discussion of the various components such as: 

* Moniker processes and configuration

* How Moniker allows multiple DNS server backends and creating new backends

* How Moniker allows backend database storage

* Using the Moniker API    

Also, a demonstration of using Moniker will be given, showing DNS domain creation, modification and deletion, followed by a question and answer session. 

 

 


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