[dnsdist] Dnsdist as high availability mode

Mahdi Adnan mahdi at sysmin.io
Mon Sep 11 08:43:13 UTC 2023


We have a big setup of dnsdist and we achieve high availability through
anycast using OSPF. It is very reliable and easy to setup.
Let me know if you would like more details or have any questions.

On Mon, 11 Sep 2023 at 11:16 AM Remi Gacogne via dnsdist <
dnsdist at mailman.powerdns.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> On 10/09/2023 16:31, Affan Basalamah via dnsdist wrote:
> > I want to know if it’s  possible to setup  dnsdist as two server and
> > configured with first hop redundancy protocol such as VRRP (Keepalived
> > on Linux, CARP on FreeBSD), so dnsdist can operate as highly available
> > as possible, at least in fail over mode.
> >
> > If it’s possible, I haven’t seen the examples on the official dnsdist
> > documentation. Can someone point me to any document or other references?
> Yes, I know of a few setups that are using dnsdist with Keepalived.
> There is nothing particular to do on dnsdist's side to make it work,
> which is why it's not mentioned in the documentation.
> We will of course accept pull requests updating the documentation if you
> find out that some parts could use some words, though :)
> Best regards,
> --
> Remi Gacogne
> PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/
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