Documentation forIP Address Manager

BIND permissions

IPAM offers support for Linux-based BIND DNS server monitoring and management.

IPAM supports Debian 8.6 and 9.5. IPAM supports RHEL/CentOS version 6 and 7.

The following are the minimum requirements needed to monitor BIND DNS.

IPAM supports BIND versions BIND 9.9+, BIND 9.10+, and BIND 9.11+.

SolarWinds recommends using BIND 9.11+, as it supports commands for checking configuration syntax, which IPAM is able to use for configuration change validation during management operations.

Required permissions

The user account needs to be configured to enable remote telnet or SSH access to the BIND machine.

Read and write file access is required for all BIND configuration files /etc/named.conf and all included files.

All zone data files - IPAM needs read and write access to the system temp directory /tmp

CLI Commands - IPAM uses both standard Linux commands (POSIX) and BIND specific commands. Below are the commands used by IPAM for both management and monitoring:

  • named
  • ps
  • grep
  • sha1sum
  • cat
  • if [ -r "filepath" ] ; then echo 'true'; else echo 'false'; fi
  • if [ -w "filepath" ] ; then echo 'true'; else echo 'false'; fi
  • if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then echo 'true'; else echo 'false'; fi
  • cp
  • mkdir
  • rm
  • named-checkconf

After you add a BIND in IPAM, your device syncs and imports BIND DNS configurations which can then be monitored or managed.