[Pdns-users] Re: Supermaster without NS records

Lee Huffman lee at shiftedlabs.com
Thu May 14 02:17:08 UTC 2009

Gah - Looks like I was able to drop our name server's hostname into the 
table and have it work properly. I figured pdns wanted the names to 
resolve to the IP provided in the supermasters table - but that wasn't 


Lee Huffman wrote:
> Hello users,
> We are operating a shared hosting server and attempting to setup two 
> separate authoritative name servers. We chose PowerDNS for this 
> because of the supermaster functionality. The plan was to have our 
> shared hosting server (running BIND) set as a supermaster on ns1 
> (PowerDNS), so when changes were made there, they would be replicated 
> to our actual authoritative servers (ns1 & ns2 - that are defined in 
> the SOA + NS records for each zone). Something like the following...
> [ SHARED SERVER ] -- (master) ------------- (slave) --> [ NS1 ] -- 
> (master) ------------- (slave) --> [ NS2 ]
> I have BIND sending notifies to ns1, but ns1 is throwing the following 
> error for each domain..
> Received NOTIFY for domain.com from for which we are not 
> authoritative
> Unable to find backend willing to host domain.com for potential 
> supermaster
> I believe this is because our shared server is not listed in the zone 
> files anywhere (namely the NS records as mentioned in the supermaster 
> section of the manual). Is there any way around this? This would work 
> _perfectly_ if I could just get around the NS record requirement for 
> supermasters.
> Thanks in advance!
Lee Huffman | lee at shiftedlabs.com
President - Shifted Labs, Inc.
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