[Pdns-users] Documentation on populating backend database tables

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Mon Apr 25 09:39:56 UTC 2011

Quoth Maik Zumstrull <maik at zumstrull.net>:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 00:22, Sebastian Tennant <sebyte at smolny.plus.com> wrote:
>> One quick question (as the domains/zones table is undocumented) what should the
>> value of the domains.type column be?  My guess is 'IN'.

> No, it should be one of 'NATIVE', 'MASTER', 'SLAVE'. PowerDNS will just serve
> a native zone. For a master zone, it additionally sends NOTIFY packets
> whenever the zone is updated. For a slave zone, it will periodically attempt
> to refresh the zone data from a master server.  (Unless master and/or slave
> mode has been specifically enabled in the config file, these just fall back
> to native mode.)

Thanks for the info.

>> It affects non-existent records... I see... interesting.
> Asked for a record that doesn't exist, PowerDNS can answer either "I don't
> know anything about this" or "I'm responsible for that zone, and I'm sure
> this name doesn't exist". The SOA record decides which. 


> Unfortunately, PowerDNS' behavior is not entirely correct even with the SOA
> record (known issue, somewhat difficult to fix, shouldn't matter in
> practice).


Thanks again.

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