[Neutron] [Designate] Private / Internal DNS Zones with custom records for i.e. service discovery

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Thu Mar 18 13:59:58 UTC 2021

On 2021-03-18 10:46:59 +0100 (+0100), Christian Rohmann wrote:
> is there any way to allow users to add their own records which
> then only resolve internally?
> Looking at the Designate API
> https://docs.openstack.org/api-ref/dns/?expanded=create-zone-detail#create-zone
> is does not seem to be an option to mark a zone as "internal" or
> "private". But maybe there is another way to add records to the
> internal zone?
> I am thinking of an only internally resolvable / valid DNS zone
> carrying records for i.e. service discovery / cluster forming.

The traditional term for what you're describing is "split-horizon
DNS" (implemented via things like BIND's "views" mechanism). I see
there's a split_view zone type which is proposed in this spec:


Poking in code review, it looks like it may be in progress:


If this is of interest to you, please do help review and test the
feature to make sure it will meet your requirements.
Jeremy Stanley
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