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== Programming language, required technology dependencies: ==
== Programming language, required technology dependencies: ==
Python, Message Queue, PowerDNS, BIND9 or other DNS server
;Language: Python
;Dependencies: flask, message queue, DNS server, database server
== Is project currently open sourced? What license?: ==
== Is project currently open sourced? What license?: ==

Revision as of 23:16, 18 April 2013

Project codename:



Moniker DNSaaS Project

Detailed Description:

Moniker is a DNS as-a-service project. It is intended to be used to provide DNS service from the entry point of creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using the Moniker API, to providing DNS resolution for users. It is a very modular project, allowing for the use of whatever DNS server and organization demands, or the database where DNS data is stored. It is also intended to work in conjunction with other components such as Nova.

The purpose of the project is provide managed DNS for the Openstack Ecosystem using a REST API or Moniker Sink which consumes events from Nova or Quantum, or any other service that has events that would necessitate DNS changes. It also will replace Nova DNS bindings and provide much more robust and full-featured DNS functionality. Also, advanced DNS record support will be added such as DNSSEC.

Moniker is relevant to the mission by adding a missing piece of data-center functionality, namely, one of the most ubiquitous services, DNS. It's relevant to other OpenStack projects by automating the name resolution changes required for the creation and deletion of Nova instances or other components.

Basic roadmap for the project:

The current release provides:

  • REST API for domain/record management
  • Multi-tenant
  • Integrated with Keystone for authentication
  • Framework in place to integrate with Nova and Quantum notifications (for auto-generated records)
  • Support for PowerDNS, MySQLBind, and Bind out of the box
  • Command Line Interface
  • Python Bindings

Location of project source code:

Programming language, required technology dependencies:

flask, message queue, DNS server, database server

Is project currently open sourced? What license?:

Yes, under the Apache 2.0 license.

Level of maturity of software and team:

  • Software: Private Beta at HPCS. Implementations at other organizations.
  • Team: Working together for six months

Proposed project technical lead and qualifications:

Kiall Mac Innes (kiall)
Kiall has worked on Openstack for 2 years. He has an extensive understanding of DNS and is the lead author of Moniker.

Other project developers and qualifications:

Simon McCartney (simonmcc) 
Simon has Extensive DNS, Orchestration, Database, and operation experience.
Patrick Galbraith (capttofu)
Patrick Galbraith has extensive database, operational and has worked on various aspects of Openstack and related projects (Red Dwarf)
Endre Karlson (zykes-)

Infrastructure requirements (testing, etc):

Currently on StackForge using Gerrit and Jenkins to runs the unit test suite and pyflakes plus pep8.

Have all current contributors agreed to the OpenStack CLA?


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To be completed by PPB