When using "allowed_nets", dns-backend binding network should be added to allowed_nets in named.conf.options

Bug #1806485 reported by Drew Freiberger on 2018-12-03
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OpenStack Designate-Bind Charm

Bug Description

It was identified recently that if the list of allowed_nets on designate-bind charm is too restrictive, the mdns updates from designate succeed in updating the zones on the bind servers, but the designate service cannot validate that the zone is now available on the bind servers, hence the zone creation goes into ERROR state.

deploy cloud with designate-bind with allowed_nets =, but cloud built on network. (or vice versa) and you'll find designate-mdns.log will show something like:

2018-12-03 20:51:29.064 1739089 INFO designate.mdns.notify [req-1a3e764e-d5b9-4268-87ca-529aff503661 - - - - -] Sending 'NOTIFY' for 'myzone.local.' to '<dns-backend-bind1-ip>:53'.
2018-12-03 20:51:29.067 1739089 INFO designate.mdns.notify [req-1a3e764e-d5b9-4268-87ca-529aff503661 - - - - -] myzone.local. not found on <dns-backend-bind1-ip>:53

You'll also find that you can't "nslookup -q=soa <zone> <dns-backend-ip>" on the units, you'll get a REFUSED.

If you then set allowed_nets = '', then dns zone updates work, and designate can fulfill zone requests properly end-to-end.

I suggest that allowed_nets, if being set, needs to auto-include the dns-backend binding/space network, such that the allowed_nets only needs to be maintained for corporate/vm users, and not for the internal designate service itself.

Drew Freiberger (afreiberger) wrote :

This also becomes a problem if you set allowed_recursion_nets with allowed_nets blank and without including the dns-backend space network in the allowed_recursion_nets.

Drew Freiberger (afreiberger) wrote :

Actually, it seems a bad practice to set the dns-backend network into allowed_recursion_nets, as it helps exhibit this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/charm-designate/+bug/1807464

Changed in charm-designate-bind:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
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