[Pdns-users] PDNS Recursor and reverse lookup

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Wed Jun 16 08:53:36 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 10:34:30AM +0200, Uroš Gruber wrote:
> Hi,
> here is result from one of IP

Try adding -x to the command line. From the 'dig' manpage: 

'The default query type is "A", unless the -x option is supplied to indicate
 a reverse lookup.'

> [root at host1 ~]#dig @
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 7121
> ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

This answer is correct.

> One thing I didn't quite understand is that bind have root.hint file but
> powerdns does not. Could this be a problem?

PowerDNS Recursor has a built-in root.hint file (and can also load one from
disk), so this is not the problem.


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