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== Registered nameservers ==
== Registered nameservers ==
The following nameservers are currently registerted in whois records for our domains:
The following nameservers are currently registered in whois records for our domains:
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Revision as of 06:18, 26 March 2010


To request changes to DNS records, contact <hostmaster AT sugarlabs DOT org>

Current hostmasters are:

Registered nameservers

The following nameservers are currently registered in whois records for our domains:

hostname aka location IPv4 IPv6
ns1.sugarlabs.org lightwave FSF, Boston, USA 2002:8cba:4666::1
ns2.sugarlabs.net sunjammer FSF, Boston, USA 2002:8cba:4635::1
ns1.codewiz.org trinity Develer, Firenze, Italy 2002:5395:9ed2::1

Editing zone data

We use distributed version control and admin scripts to arbitrate edits to the zone files and nameserver configurations. DO NOT EDIT THESE FILES LOCALLY, ANY CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN.

Checkout nameserver config

Checkout the repository as usual:

git clone lightwave.sugarlabs.org:/var/lib/bind/etc/bind ns

Do not checkout the repository as root. Your user needs to be in group bind.

Edit zone data

Guidelines for editing zones:

  • Please keep the zone files tidy, by following indentation style
  • Add comments as needed to describe obscure records in the zone files
  • Remember to keep reverse zones always up to date
  • Bump the serials after each update!

Push changes back to master nameserver

  • Commit your changes, preferably with a meaningful comment:
 git commit -a -v
  • Then, push your changes:
 git push
  • We have a handy post-receive hook to automate the rest of the procedure:
    • send a notification email to systems-logs@;
    • checkout your changes to the bind configuration directory;
    • make BIND reload its configuration;
    • watch BIND's log file to ensure slaves are actually transferring the changed zones.

Implementation details

  • We use a detached working directory to allow the automatic checkout to work (see post-receive hook below). The git repository is in /var/lib/bind/etc/bind.git and the working directory lives in /var/lib/bind/etc/bind. /etc/bind is a symlink to the working directory (/var/lib/bind/etc/bind).
  • The git config file is as follows:
       repositoryformatversion = 0
       filemode = true
       bare = false
       sharedRepository = true
       logallrefupdates = true
       worktree = /etc/bind
       denycurrentbranch = ignore

       mailinglist = systems-logs@...
       emailprefix = "[DNS] "
       showrev = "git show -C %s; echo"
  • /var/lib/bind/etc/bind.git/description contains the repository description "Sugar Labs DNS zone data"
  • We use a post-receive hook to checkout the zones to the local sandbox and make BIND reload them:
/bin/bash /usr/share/doc/git-core/contrib/hooks/post-receive-email
git checkout -f
tail -n0 -f /var/log/daemon.log &
/etc/init.d/bind9 reload
sleep 3