Deactivating server admin for DNS

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Hello,
I have a master DNS server perfectly working on an old Alpha server and I would like to migrate this server to OS X Server.
My configuration files are ok and I would like to re-use them (includig : zone files - named.conf) as I have more than 600 zones.
I wish to modify these files manually and not via Admin Server as I am quite frighten by the changes that could happen using this GUI.
So the question is simple :
- How could I deactivate totally Server Admin for DNS settings.
- Does Apple implementation of bind suppport advanced configuration such as views and acl ?
- Could I run that server as a user such as bind instead of root ?
- What will be the impact of server updates on these settings ?
Sincerly yours.

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>- How could I deactivate totally Server Admin for DNS settings.
Currently, you can't.
>- Does Apple implementation of bind suppport advanced configuration such as views and acl ?
No. The only GUI I've found that claims to support views is Men and Mice Suite, but I've never used it.
>- Could I run that server as a user such as bind instead of root ?
The same issues running bind as a non-root user exist everywhere. It has to start as root in order to bind (no pun intended) to port 53.
>- What will be the impact of server updates on these settings ?
I've not found named.conf being affected by software updates - all the zones I've created continue to work after a software update. I haven't migrated acros major version numbers though (e.g. 10.3.x -> 10.4) so backups are definitely in order.

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