[Pdns-users] Difference between serial in SQL domain table and SOA field

Bas van Schaik bas at tuxes.nl
Fri Feb 16 14:23:36 UTC 2007

Hi all,

I'm using PowerDNS for a few days now with the gmysql backend. However,
I still haven't found a good description of the "default" database
structure, as proposed on

For example, I can't discover what's the meaning of:
 domains.type (should be "MASTER" in most cases, I assume?)

More specific: what's the difference between domains.notified_serial and
the serial value in the SOA record? There once was a bug about this, but
I can't find it anymore:

(found this link on the pdns-users list archive)

Can anyone clear this up for me please?


  -- Bas van Schaik

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