[Pdns-users] Re: SOA Serial

Pascal purrie at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 11:44:34 UTC 2008


It seems from previous posts that I am not the only one who is getting a 0
reply when getting the serial so this perhaps is a bug that did appeared in


On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 10:18 PM, Pascal <purrie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've always used the feature of PowerDNS where it figures out its own
> serial of a zone based on the change_date column.
> My SOA record look like this: ns1.example.net hostmaster at example.net 0
> 10800 3600 604800 3600
> This worked fine for 2.9.20 and prior. But since 2.9.21 it replies with a
> serial of 0. I've tried several things but I was not able to get it working
> again.
> Quoting from the documentation:
> The fields have complicated and sometimes controversial meanings. The
> 'serial' field is special. If
> left at 0, the default, PDNS will perform an internal list of the domain to
> determine highest
> change_date field of all records within the zone, and use that as the zone
> serial number. This means
> that the serial number is always raised when changes are made to the zone,
> as long as the
> change_date field is being set.
> All records in my zone actually have a change_date (by default the unixdate
> of add or change of the record).
> The domains are all set to type MASTER.
> What can this be?
> Cheers,
> Pascal
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