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  • 10.4.0 (latest)
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released May 16th 2024
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'theforeman-dns', '10.4.0'
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puppet module install theforeman-dns --version 10.4.0

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Tags: bind, dns, foreman, named, isc


theforeman/dns — version 10.4.0 May 16th 2024

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DNS module for Puppet

Installs and manages an ISC BIND DNS server with basic zones, primarily for The Foreman.


Include the top level dns class to fully configure the service.

include dns

A key is set up to allow dynamic DNS updates, stored in rndc.key. This is used by Foreman's smart proxy to add and remove records on the fly.

Zones can be created with the dns::zone resource:

dns::zone { '': }

Keys can be created with the dns::key resource:

dns::key {'dns-key':}

Slaves can also be configured by setting allow_transfer in the master's zone and setting zonetype => 'slave' in the slave's zone.

Logging can be added with the dns::logging_categories and dns::logging_channels defined types. The following Hiera example shows all the available options:

      - 'test_file'
      - 'test_stderr'
      - 'test_syslog'
      - 'test_null'
    file_path: '/var/log/named/test.log'
    file_versions: 3
    file_size: '5m'
    log_type: 'file'
    print_category: 'yes'
    print_severity: 'yes'
    print_time: 'yes'
    severity: 'dynamic'
    log_type: 'null'
    print_category: 'yes'
    print_severity: 'yes'
    print_time: 'yes'
    severity: 'dynamic'
    log_type: 'stderr'
    print_category: 'yes'
    print_severity: 'yes'
    print_time: 'yes'
    severity: 'dynamic'
    log_type: 'syslog'
    print_category: 'yes'
    print_severity: 'yes'
    print_time: 'yes'
    severity: 'dynamic'
    syslog_facility: 'auth'


Based on zleslie-dns, with a lot of the guts ripped out. Thanks to zleslie for the original work


  • Fork the project
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Send a pull request with a description of your changes

See the file for much more information.

More info

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Copyright (c) 2010-2016 Foreman developers and Zach Leslie

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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