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Zoner - A DNS zone management UI ================================ Overview -------- Zoner is a web application to make management of DNS zone files simple and easy. The authoritative copy of each domain remains in the original zone file, which Zoner reads & writes as needed, as opposed to storing domain details in a database. This means that zone files can still be edited manually and Zoner will pick up the changes as necessary. Zoner features: * Domain details remain in original zone files, not in a database. * Zoner reads & writes actual zone files, which can also be safely modified outside of Zoner. * Zone serial numbers are incremented automatically when changes are made. * Zoner can signal bind to reload a zone, via rndc. * An audit of all zone changes is maintained for each domain. Any previous version of a zone file can be inspected and zones can be rolled back to any previous version. Requirements: * Zoner is a Python application built with the TurboGears framework. Both Python and TurboGears (version 1.x) are required. * Zoner requires the easyzone and dnspython Python packages for DNS/zone management. * Zoner also requires SQLAlchemy, TGBooleanFormWidget and TGExpandingFormWidget Python packages. (All dependencies should be installed automatically if using setuptools, which will usually be the case for a properly installed TurboGears environment.) Installation ------------ The easiest way to install Zoner is by using setuptools:: $ easy_install zoner Alternatively, install TurboGears then download the Zoner package from http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zoner/ and install with:: $ python setup.py install Create a config file. A template sample-prod.cfg file is included with the package (or installed alongside the package). Example:: $ cp /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/zoner-1.3.1-py2.4.egg/config/sample-prod.cfg zoner.cfg Customise the config file, then initialise the database:: $ tg-admin sql create Next, create a user to login to the Zoner application with:: $ zoner_users -c zoner.cfg add Finally, start the Zoner application:: $ zoner zoner.cfg Point your browser at http://localhost:8080/ (or the appropriate host/port as per your configuration) and you should be able to login. Source ------ Zoner is an open source project. Get the source from https://bitbucket.org/chrismiles/zoner Apache Proxy ------------ It is a common requirement to proxy this application behind an Apache hosted secure address. For example, let's say this application is listening locally on http://127.0.0.1:8080/ and Apache needs to proxy all requests to it from https://my.host.name/zoner/ Here is a sample of the Apache configuration (excluding all the directives not relevant to this example):: <VirtualHost _default_:443> #### Proxy Requests to Zoner under /zoner/ ProxyRequests Off ProxyPass /zoner/ http://127.0.0.1:8080/ ProxyPassReverse /zoner/ http://127.0.0.1:8080/ </VirtualHost> In your application config (dev.cfg or prod.cfg) you will want to add the following:: [global] server.webpath="/zoner" That should be all that is required.