[Pdns-users] PowerDNS Recursor Question

Clint Martin clintm at laplink.com
Thu Jan 15 01:04:18 UTC 2004

but since the PDNS server is the final authority on the zone in
question, why does it need to recurse?


-----Original Message-----
From: Søren Boll Overgaard [mailto:pdns at fork.dk]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:39 PM
To: Pdns Users List
Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] PowerDNS Recursor Question

On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 21:34, Clint Martin wrote:

> I have setup a domain: clint.nt  (recordset to follow)
> querying this domain results with the data from the database, as I
> expect. however if I query for a host that is not in the domain,
> The query is handed off to the recursor.  The end result is that the
> query comes back with no records, but should it ever be handed off to 
> the recursor in the first place?  The PDNS server is setup to be a
> MASTER for the zone, so shouldn't queries for non-existent hosts just
> return
> NXDOMAIN directly?

Unless I am mistaken, you are requesting that the server try to recurse.

> ----- This is the query for the non-existant host:
> ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

The rd flag means "recursion desired". Try using the +norecurse in dig
or the -r option in host(1).

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