[Pdns-users] Hi. How to test DNS when not authoritative?

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Tue Apr 11 06:25:35 UTC 2006

On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 08:23:44PM -0400, Derrik Pates wrote:

> >(5,1,'studiobproductions.com','CNAME','',3600,0,1144703002),
> Double trouble - you've got a CNAME to an IP, plus it's from the root of 
> the zone. This *must* be an A record.

Well spotted! This is the root-cause of the problem. A CNAME *really* says
"this entry is called X go see there", so PowerDNS translates any queries
for studiobproductions.com to queries for, which doesn't
exist, and hence the SERVFAIL.

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