[Pdns-users] Problem with chroot and local resolving and another problem with guardian

Norbert Sendetzky norbert at linuxnetworks.de
Wed Jul 9 14:12:38 UTC 2003

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On Wednesday 09 July 2003 15:22, Bauer, Georg wrote:
> I am not talking about the recursor (that's used for recursive
> queries from outside to fullfill them), but I am talking about the
> simple standard resolution the Power DNS daemon does. The recursive
> queries (and so the configured recursor) _do_ work, even in the
> chrooted version.

Ok, fine.

> It's the resolution of addresses internal to the daemon itself,
> that don't work. Those happen if you change a domain and use
> notifies to notify other nameservers of changes. These notifies are
> sent out to all servers named in NS records. To get the IP of those
> servers, external resolution is done. But if you run chrooted, this
> resolution doesn't work.

This is what I meant. The pdns_server must use pdns_recursor (or some 
other recursing name server) to resolv external addresses, because it 
can't be done by pdns_server itself. Usually PDNS setups are similar 
like this:

pdns_server is listening for ALL dns requests from the clients. Then 
it decides if it can resolve the name by using one of its backends or 
if recursion is required. I'm unsure if pdns_server can use 
resolv.conf to get the address of the recursive name server, so I 
pointed out the config file options in pdns.conf

> And I am totally lost on the guardian problem, it just refuses to
> do any SOA checking and AXFRs

I can't say anything about this, because I don't use PDNS as a slave.


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