I'm running a Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) server and I have a dynamic DNS setup wherein my clients make DHCP requests and the DHCP server updates the DNS zone files with whatever IP was assigned to each client. I want to manage this setup with Puppet. There's only one problem, though: I don't want Puppet clobbering my DNS records every time I push my manifests.
In any case, it doesn't make much sense for the zone files to be managed by Puppet in the first place, as they will normally be continuously updated. What I would like to do, however, is to have Puppet push "skeleton" zone files in their correct place when the DNS service (
bind9) is first installed. The reason I want this is because I want to encapsulate all of the server configuration in one place so that with only a few manifests, I can clone the entire configuration of the server.
At first I wanted to have
file resources for the zone files subscribe to the DNS server package and set
true. The only problem is that
file types don't have a
refreshonly parameter. So obviously, this approach is a dead-end.
Is there a "correct" way of doing this? Perhaps with Augeas?
augtool ls /files/etc/bind
and this returned nothing! It seems that Augeas is unable to parse my zone files for some reason. It seems Augeas is not the answer, then!