The mydnsimport program can be used to import data into your MyDNS database from external sources. This is the simplest way to seed your database when migrating from another name server to MyDNS.
The only import option supported at this time is the -a, --axfr
option. Pretty much every name server on the market supports DNS-based
zone transfers via
AXFR. Make sure your MyDNS server has
permission to request a zone transfer for the zone you wish to import,
then specify the host name and zone name with the --axfr option.
If you want to test permissions, you can use the dig command, like:
# dig @bind.example.com axfr example.com
Let's say you have a BIND server located at
you are going to get rid of it and switch to MyDNS. Great! You want to
import the zones
example.net, as well as
the PTR records from
1.168.192.in-addr.arpa. You would issue
the following commands:
# mydnsimport --axfr=bind.example.com example.com example.net # mydnsimport --axfr=bind.example.com 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa
For an explanation of all available options, please see the mydnsimport(8) man page.