[Pdns-users] Authority Question

Oscar Zovo zovo at nexus.ao
Tue Jun 7 08:28:46 UTC 2005

Maybe you can allow recursion and point the recursor to the third party 
server. Otherwise it's non standard way to solve your problem. What is 
the problem with adding zones? That's way they exist.

Best regards,

Michoel Kazen wrote:

>I have been reading up on all the archives of this list and can't seem
>to get my answer straight. I would like to know whether or not PowerDNS
>replies with the NS records in the authority section of it's reply - and
>if not is it possible to enable this. Currently, doing a dig for a
>domain name housed on a PDNS server, I usually only receive the SOA
>under the authority section (or so the client tells me).
>We are trying to delegate a part of a domain of ours, for which our PDNS
>server is listed as the authority in the root servers to a third party.
>We do not want to add a new zone, rather have the third-party answer
>queries for specific hosts and our server for others. 
>Essentially, we are trying to do something of this sort: xyz.com is
>registered with NS server ns1.xyz.com, any queries for *.xyz.com, if we
>have a matching record (e.g. www) are answered, otherwise return
>authority information - SOA & NS - ours and third party, which it does -
>but only the SOA.
>Would this be possible at all? When I add the NS records of the third
>party - in our server (and added the corresponding A records), upon
>doing a dig all I get in the authority results section is the SOA
>record. Queries for the domains the third-party servers answer, are now
>being returned as NXDOMAIN by our servers (understandable if the
>resolver is not aware that there are additional authorities for these
>records and we don't have them by us).
>I don't know if I'm 100% clear here, please do let me know if I need to
>explain myself better.
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Oscar Zovo
SysAdmin - NEXUS
Direcção de Internet
Tel: +244 330404 x307
eMail: zovo at nexus.ao

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