[Pdns-users] pdns forwarding problem

Tobias Winter tobias at linuxdingsda.de
Thu Jan 7 15:08:15 UTC 2010

Hi there,

I'm not particulary used to configuring a nameserver, so I will first
state what I'm trying to accomplish and how I intend to get the job
done. Please correct me, if I am misguided in some way or just missed
something obvious in the documentation.

For my private needs I set up two PDNS nameservers with mysql backend.
Both servers are running 2.9.22 from Debian testing and are synced via
mysql replication. Therefore neither server is configured as master or

The setup works well within my expectations. It resolves records it has
and is authoritative for and recurses to another nameserver for stuff it
doesn't have.

I'm now trying to get it to forward requests for specific zones to other
nameservers. In my understanding one would simply supply a NS record for
e.g. test.de . If now a client would query an A record for e.g.
www.test.de the nameserver would happily go to the server stated in the
NS record for test.de and return the results.

In my case the server doesn't query the foreign nameserver but queries
the recursor and of course returns that the record is not present.

Could someone open my eyes to the thing I'm obviously missing?



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