[Pdns-users] Internal PowerDNS Install?

Kenneth Marshall ktm at rice.edu
Thu Dec 23 13:51:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 04:30:01PM -0700, IFM Lists wrote:
> This may be more of a general DNS question, if so forgive me. I'm somewhat a DNS in many ways. (Software engineer, sysadmin when my arm is twisted.) 
> I've been using PDNS for providing DNS services for publicly-available names for a couple years now. "Flawless" and "Easy". 
> I wish to set up a PDNS server in-house to serve additional names. For example:
> www.mydomain.com - current external PDNS instance
> mail.mydomain.com - current external PDNS instance
> foo.mydomain.com - available in-house only
> bar.mydomain.com - available in-house only
> What would be even better if internally it could resolve the internal IP of www and mail rather than going through the external firewall. 
> Is this doable? What is this called, so I can re-read the relevant part of the docs? 
> Thanks

The two usual ways to implement this are to run multiple instances
of PDNS, one serving the external and the second serving the internal,
or to use the pipe backend to serve the internal zones to internal


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