[Pdns-users] zone configuration

donaldbjames at suddenlinkmail.com donaldbjames at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Dec 31 02:16:02 UTC 2010


I have another question.

On another computer that is connected directly to the internet and has a
static ip, I have the same powerdns configuration and I can't get the
SOA nameserver to respond to queries from the slave nameservers.

Do you think the problem could be in pdns.conf?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Don James

On 12/29/2010 12:59 AM, Imre Gergely wrote:
> Hi
> For MNAME in the SOA record you should have your primary nameserver,
> like ns1.donaldbjames.info. It definitely should be one of the
> nameservers of the domain, one of these:
> donaldbjames.info.      86332   IN      NS      b.ns.buddyns.com.
> donaldbjames.info.      86332   IN      NS      ns1.twisted4life.com.
> donaldbjames.info.      86332   IN      NS      ns1.donaldbjames.info.
> donaldbjames.info.      86332   IN      NS      ns2.afraid.org.
> The SOA should be something like:
> donaldbjames.info.      86400   IN      SOA     ns1.donaldbjames.info.
> donaldbjames.suddenlinkmail.com. 2010122811 10800 3600 604800 3600
> As for the recursor and auth server running at the same time, you must
> have them listen on two separate IP addresses if you want to run them
> both on port 53. This would be the recommended way.
> You could also have pdns-recursor listen on another port, say 53000 and
> then set the recursor= option in the auth server to forward requests to
> the recursor. This is not recommended but you can do it if you have a
> small site, or you just use the recursor on localhost. But then you
> could bind the recursor to and the auth server to whatever
> other IP address you have on the box.
> On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:46:05 -0600, donaldbjames at suddenlinkmail.com wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I managed to get powerdns configured and running.  I used poweradmin
>> to enter the zone data for my SOA zones.
>> However, when I check my configuration with http://www.intodns.com, I
>> get the following error:
>> SOA MNAME entry         WARNING: SOA MNAME (donaldbjames.info) is not
>> listed as a primary nameserver at your parent nameserver!
>> My zone is donaldbjames.info.  If you like, go to http://www.intodns.com
>> type in "donaldbjames.info" in the box at the top, click on "report",
>> wait a few minutes and then scroll down the page.  You will see a
>> yellow box with a warning.
>> I am at a loss to figure out what setting is missing in my powerdns
>> setup.
>> Another thing:  When I try to run the pdns-recursor, it won't start
>> while the SOA nameserver is running.  They both bind to port 53.  I
>> tried running the pdns-recursor on port 5300.  It will start but won't
>> act as a caching nameserver.
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> Regards,
>> Don James
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