[Pdns-users] Basic Recursor Setup

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Fri Sep 9 07:59:16 UTC 2011

Hello Daniel,

On Sep 8, 2011, at 11:44 PM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:

> 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...

auth-zones allows you to store the actual zone file on the recursor machine. Whether auth-zones or forward-zones is right for you is up to your design. If forward-zones is working for you now, I would suggest leaving it that way.

> 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.

You have addressed it to the right place. I have made a note of your suggestion :)

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk

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