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Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:25 pm
by 5nik
It would be nice and useful to have fully functional DNS server as additional package like NTP server.
Example of expected function:
  • ip address / interface binding
  • definition of zones
  • master / slave function
  • more type of records (PTR, MX, SRV, TXT, etc.)
  • zone / conditional forwarding
  • support for dynamic registration from dhcp
  • DNSSEC
Fully functional DNS could be very useful for example in branch office routers.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:56 pm
by i4jordan
+1
Would be perfect!
Would make MKT the best branch office router/firewall/VPN device there is.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:15 am
by Sob
Keep dreaming. I mean, I'm not against it, but it doesn't seem to me that MikroTik has resources to develop something like that. If they took some existing DNS server (there are not so many of them) and just added an admin interface for it, maybe. DNS server with WinBox-like admin interface is one of my wild dreams for a long time. But I'm under impression that MikroTik likes to implement their own stuff (I guess because the usual GPL does not go too well with closed-source RouterOS) and full-featured DNS server is not small task.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:13 am
by shahbazian
+1 for full feature DNS server in new package.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:09 pm
by 5nik
to Sob:
I'm talking about implementing of existing linux DNS server application such as Bind to RoS package. Not developing own solution / application.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:16 pm
by mmc
-1 rb is a router, not a server, if you gyus are too lazy to get metarouter or vm or some cheap box installed, hire someone! 8)

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:14 pm
by 5nik
-1 rb is a router, not a server, if you gyus are too lazy to get metarouter or vm or some cheap box installed, hire someone! 8)
I disagree with your opinion. What about DHCP server, NTP server, VPN server, CAPsMAN? They are 'server' too and they are present in RoS. I don't want make DNS server (for IPS) from Mikrotik, I can use Mikrotik as local DNS server in small branch office with zone forwarding / synchronizing. SMB routers of other vendors often have simple DNS zone management, why not Mikrotik?

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:30 pm
by keema
-1 rb is a router, not a server, if you gyus are too lazy to get metarouter or vm or some cheap box installed, hire someone! 8)
I disagree also. And lazyness has nothing to do with it.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:56 pm
by santa
I'm pretty sure they can't just implement existing linux DNS server (Bind for example) for licensing reasons. RouterOS is not an open source product.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:16 pm
by cusco
I'm pretty sure they can't just implement existing linux DNS server (Bind for example) for licensing reasons. RouterOS is not an open source product.
That is not correct.
Looking at http://www.mikrotik.com/downloadterms.html - they incorporate GPL'ed software and provide source-code of the included GPL'ed software

I would also like to see more features in DNS such as other types of static entrys besides A (such as txt, srv, etc)

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:17 am
by lysy1033
That would be great! We need another record types.

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:44 pm
by Sob
If you need just few other record types, you don't really need full-featured DNS server.

You'd have better chances requesting only a little extension of current DNS cache. In fact, it's almost done. It can already handle some static record types, which is the big part (difference between no and some support). If it can do three (A/AAAA/PTR), adding fourth, fifth, and so on can't be too hard, can it? Coupled with per-domain forwarding (yep, that request is from 2008...), I'm sure that could satisfy a lot of those who want "more DNS" (probably not original poster of this thread).

Full featured DNS server would be nice too and I'd surely find a use for it, but seeing how even much simple things are not done...

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:06 pm
by tomaskir
This has been requested many times for a long time now:
http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=85716

MikroTik seems not to care :(

Definatelly a +1

Re: Feature Request: DNS package

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:05 pm
by coombes69
+++1000000