[2.2] MAAS does not correctly manage DNS for DHCP-provided hostnames

Bug #1686234 reported by Mike Pontillo
This bug affects 1 person
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Mike Pontillo

Bug Description

When a DHCP lease is created, MAAS uses the hostname provided by the DHCP client to create a DNS record.

This has several issues:

(1) Hostnames with invalid characters are allowed. For example, I saw a hostname like "Nintendo 3DS.maas" on my home MAAS.

(2) When the DHCP lease is released, the DNS record is not removed; it remains in the database with no IP addresses associated with it.

(3) When a DHCP lease is acquired, it can add a DNS record that clashes with the hostname of an existing node.

(4) A dynamic DHCP request can incorrectly affect an existing preconfigured static DNS entry.

Related branches

Changed in maas:
assignee: nobody → Mike Pontillo (mpontillo)
milestone: 2.2.1 → 2.2.0rc3
summary: - [2.2] MAAS does not delete DNS records for released DHCP leases
+ [2.2] MAAS does not correctly manage DNS for DHCP-provided hostnames
Changed in maas:
status: Triaged → In Progress
description: updated
Changed in maas:
milestone: 2.2.0rc3 → 2.2.0rc4
Changed in maas:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in maas:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in maas:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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