[Pdns-users] Authority Question

Michoel Kazen michoel at roytechmedia.com
Wed Jun 8 13:53:05 UTC 2005


The idea was to have domain.com delegated to I know I can
delegate a subdomain to another server, but I wanted to delegate the
whole domain I am authoritive for to a third part. I actually
accomplished this by adding an SOA for .com and then said domain.com NS which works.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis Maurand [mailto:curtis at maurand.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:23 PM
To: Michoel Kazen
Cc: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] Authority Question


You delegate a subdomain.

the record looks like:

domain.com   NS
sub.domain.com   NS
www.domain.com   A
www.sub.domain.com   (you don't care, you delegated it to


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
>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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