[Pdns-users] Basic Recursor Setup
Daniel L. Miller
dmiller at amfes.com
Thu Sep 8 21:44:26 UTC 2011
I'm just getting started in the pdns world. Thought I'd try converting
our existing djbdns installation over one piece at a time - starting
with the recursor.
Installing on Ubuntu is simple enough - what I was lacking was the
EXPLICIT directions necessary to configure my internal recursor. The
key item I found from the docs, google, and informed guesswork is:
forward-zones and/or forward-zones-file
I used the forward-zones file. In particular, I needed to not only list
my authoritative server address for each zone - I also needed to add the
.in-addr.arpa zones. This may SEEM perfectly logical & intuitive to an
experienced DNS admin - especially one who just uses pdns, but I WASN'T
certain. I'm still not certain if I should also be using the auth-zones
parameter for some of these. But everything SEEMS to be working...so far...
I don't know to who I should address this, but I think it would be
extraordinarily helpful to have a simple example in the documentation
for configuring just this: a recursive server which provides both
internal addresses and internet resolution.
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