[Opendnssec-user] User input on OpenDNSSEC Auditor deprecation

Casper Gielen c.gielen at uvt.nl
Fri Nov 25 12:24:55 UTC 2011

On 17-11-11 14:39, Jakob Schlyter wrote:
> Greetings,
> Due to the inability to operate together with upcoming Signer Engine features like IXFR, we're considering removing the Auditor from future versions of OpenDNSSEC. Other reasons for this is that we believe that the Auditor has played is part in the OpenDNSSEC development process, it now often introduces more problems for our users than helping and there are now multiple alternative zone checkers available.
> We now solicit user input on this plan from users activly using the Auditor (as opposed to just using it since it is enabled by default). Please submit your comments to the OpenDNSSEC users list (opendnssec-user at lists.opendnssec.org) no later than December 2nd.

I can't recall ever having seen a usefull, true positive from the auditor
so I wouldn't miss it*. In fact, I've recently disabled it all together to
make the signing process go faster. My environment expects near-instantaneous

Instead I run the auditor from a nightly cron-job. It complains about a
decreased SOA serial on every zone but AFAIK that is unavoidable when
editting zones manually.

* this is not a critique, it just shows that things work rather well

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