[Pdns-users] clarification about mysql or gmysql (?)

Michel Stol michel at powerdns.com
Sat Sep 18 08:48:28 UTC 2004


The g in gmysql has nothing to do with GTK+, it stands for 'generic'.
With the generic database backends you can specify which SQL queries that
PowerDNS will use to retrieve it's data.

More information is available here:


- Michel Stol

> Hi,
> I am very confused what database backend I have to use and the  
> documentation
> doesn't really help in solving my problem. Here's my situation -
> I configured pdns with the '--with-modules=gmysql' option since the  
> file instructed to do so. I know nothing about what gmysql is. A little
> 'googling' indicates that it's a GTK+ based front-end for mysql (?).
> Now I have mysql database setup, so which backend am I using ? as there
> happen to be different tables and specifics for mysql and gmysql (?).  
> Then
> there is a talk about '8 SQL queries for regular lookups' and instructs  
> to
> configure them by setting 'gmysql-basic-query'. Is this supposed to be a
> parameter in pdns.conf or is it some script which I can't seem to find  
> or is
> it something to be taken care before compiling?
> I am very confused. Please help!!
> Thanks in advance.
> -Anshuman
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