I have way too many domain names, so that means that when I want to make a change to my zone template files including a search and replace for certain ips or just changing the email in the zone like I do below. (Or whatever you need to do.)
I first backed up my zone files with a basic but effective cp command:
blah@server ~# cp /var/named /var/named-backup
Then I replaced my email with one that would handle the spam and put it in the right mailbox (/dev/null.) 🙂
blah@server ~# for file in $(ls /var/named/*.db); do sed -i "s/paul.mydomain.com/dns.omniop.com/g" $file; done
Now that all of the zone files are updated, even if I were to restart my named, the files would not update my slave DNS servers because the serial number in the zones have not changed.
... 2008011502 ; serial, todays date+todays ...
So here is a quick little shell script that I wrote that increments all of myBIND zone files for my DNS server.
#!/bin/bash for file in $(ls /var/named/*.db); do if [ -f $file ]; then OLD=`egrep -ho "2008[0-9]*" $file` NEW=$(($OLD + 1)) sed -i "s/$OLD/$NEW/g" $file echo "fixed $file" fi done
There may be a better way of doing this, but I found this very quick and painless.
Now I will hopefully get less spam now that the DNS email scrapers won’t get my email from my zone files.
Hope this helps someone!