Atomia DNS


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Installing Atomia DNS DynDNS server

  1. Do a standard installation of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
  2. Add the Atomia APT Repository to the server using:
    wget -q -O - | sed s/%distcode/`lsb_release -c | awk '{ print $2 }'`/g | sh
  3. Update all packages:
    apt-get update
  4. Install the Atomia DNS DynDNS server:
    apt-get install atomia-dyndns
  5. Edit the configuration file:
    edit /etc/atomiadns.conf
    1. Change the soap_uri row to contain the hostname of your Atomia DNS Master server
    2. Add a row looking like ‘tsig_key = SomeBase64_encoded_value ‘
    3. Example configuration:
      soap_uri = tsig_keyname = atomia-dns-key tsig_key = kT6ulFA6Dg0qyRZv9vRrkA== ver
  6. Start the DynDNS server:
    /etc/init.d/atomia-dyndns start

Software used by Atomia DNS DynDNS

On the DynDNS server the following software is needed:

  • Config::General
  • SOAP::Lite
  • Net::DNS

All needed software, including prerequisites are installed by the provided package, atomia-dyndns.


Atomia DNS DynDNS accepts DNS update requests on port 5353, authenticates them using a key shared with authorized clients and then connects to the Atomia DNS Master server to perform the needed prerequisite checks and/or updates.

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