[Pdns-users] mx failure scenario

Augie Schwer augie.schwer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 20:34:54 UTC 2006

On 12/22/06, Augie Schwer <augie.schwer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/21/06, bert hubert <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 10:00:30AM -0800, gnu not unix wrote:
> > One thing that looks odd, but is completely legal, is that you have an NS
> > record pointing to the name of your zone. Conceivably, this might be
> > confusing PowerDNS, as this is somewhat rare.
> That seems to have been the problem, as now the auth. servers don't
> return the spurious SOA, that seems to befuddle some resolvers.
> I'm not even sure how to write that bug report because it is so weird:
> PowerDNS returns spurious SOA record when queried for a subodmain with
> glue that points to itself?

OK; I did my best to file a bug report for this behavior:


Note: this only happens when recursion is not available; i.e.
authoritative server with only authoritative information.

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