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Timo Kokkonen

Sauron

a free DNS & DHCP management system


Sauron is a scalable system for management of DNS & DHCP services. Sauron is freely distributable under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and includes the following major features:

  • Able to manage DNS & DHCP services for multiple servers (enterprises).
  • Dynamically generates complete DNS & DHCP configurations from a central SQL-database.
  • Automatic generation of DNS "reverse" zones, with support for smaller than C-class reverse delegations.
  • Web interface with user & group based access controls.
  • Command-line interface for administrators.

Sauron was created at the Computing Center of University of Jyväskylä. It is still under development, but has been in production use since early 2001, managing the campus area network (CAN) with over 10,000 computers.

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