[dnsdist] authoritative and recursive lookup

Edwin Haselhoff eahaselhoff at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 18:54:42 UTC 2018


I'm need some help with a dns configuration for our developer department.
First I want to lookup a record in our powerdns authoritative server
(records point to our staging webservers). If no record exits a recursive
lookup must be carried out (it will be just an internet lookup). Recursion
with the Authoritative Server is not possible anymore.

So I installed powerdns (, powerdns recursor (
and dnsdist ( In the config I added the two servers:


Is it possible to failover to the second server or do I need to think about
another approach?

Best regards,

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