On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 15:29 +0000, Roderick Johnstone wrote:
> >> 4) I'm not sure about this one. Things seem to work at the moment. Is
> >> this again about managing the records more easily when we bring on line
> >> replica servers?
> >
> > It is only about ease of use indeed, if you manage your servers
> > manually, and keep them properly up to date, all should be fine.
> 
> Simo
> 
> Can you clarify really what freeipa is doing with the DNS please.

Automatically add/remove replicas are added/removed in SRV records.
Allows secure updates from clients.
Allows fine grained delegation of DNS management.

> Is it just about maintaining the SRV records for the server replicas, 
> assuming we have our hosts already in an external (to freeipa) DNS?

Not only but this is one of the important things.

> Does it change the priority in the SRV records as replicas come and go?

Not yet.

> Is there more to it than this?

See above.

HTH,
Simo.

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Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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