[Opendnssec-develop] RE: Signing back-offs

Sara Dickinson sara at sinodun.com
Wed Jul 18 12:19:01 UTC 2012

On 17 Jul 2012, at 15:13, Matthijs Mekking wrote:

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> On 07/13/2012 04:39 PM, Sara Dickinson wrote:
>> On 12 Jul 2012, at 16:09, Paul Wouters wrote:
>>> I think something more preventive should be done. For example, if
>>> signing has stopped, and running ods-control stop, rm -rf
>>> /var/opendnssec/tmp/* ; ods-control start works around an issue,
>>> then I see no reason why ODS itself cannot perform the equivalent
>>> of this, and only leave the current behaviour of remaining in
>>> back-off for developers so they can investigate the bug causing
>>> this. The enduser just wants their zone to remain valid.
>> Matthijs - do you think it would be possible to develop a safe
>> mechanism to try to 'force' a signing for a particular zone through
>> along the lines Paul suggests? I guess it would be the equivalent
>> of the user doing
>>> ods-signer clear <zone> ods-signer sign <zone>
> We can do that, but why make another feature, if that functionality is
> already there? You can run <clear, sign> right now.

I meant for internal use in the context below, not another CLI command
but I didn't make this clear - sorry.

Paul - thanks for this suggestion.

>> If so - could we add an option where a user can specify a parameter
>> to control how many failed tries (or how long) the signer waits
>> until it resorts to the force mechanism. Without this parameter
>> defined then, by default, the system would still continue to back
>> off.
> I think this is good default behavior. Back off couple of times, if
> after a couple of failed retries just force fresh resign. Could you
> add the report to jira?


It is assigned to 1.4.1 for now but we can review this.

> Best regards,
>  Matthijs
>> Sara.
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