[Pdns-users] PDNS and alias domains question

Frank Altpeter frank.altpeter at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 15:35:29 UTC 2009

Hi again,

Is there any information on that topic yet? Or is powerdns development
currently down? :)

2009/11/17 Frank Altpeter <frank.altpeter at gmail.com>:
> Hi list,
> I'm using pdns since some months now, primary as an automated slave
> server (mysql backend and supermaster config).
> I also wanted to update my BIND based master server to pdns, but after
> checking $searchengine, the wiki and the documentation, I wasn't able
> to find any information on how to handle alias domains with it.
> The problem is, that I'm planning to manage about 5000 domains with
> pdns, where most of them are single domains which can be handled with
> mysql backend (and poweradmin as customer frontend) very well.
> The problem arises with some of our customers that have lots of alias
> domains with same records - e.g.
> customer.{com,net,org,de,ch,at,info,biz,etc.} - which is quite easy
> within BIND by just using the same zone file for multiple named.conf
> entries.
> I know I could reuse the config files with the BIND backend, but I
> would like to get away from the file based system and so I'm searching
> for an alternative way for handling alias domains.
> I also checked if I could manage the aliases with the pipe backend
> while keeping the primary domain in mysql, but didn't manage that yet.
> So,  is there any pointer on how to do alias domain handling in a safe
> (and reliable) manner? Or is it a planned feature for the mysql
> backend?
> --
> Le deagh dhùraghd,
>        Frank Altpeter

Le deagh dhùraghd,

        Frank Altpeter

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