[Pdns-users] Recursor as authoritative server

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Sat Sep 10 06:20:20 UTC 2011

Hello Daniel,

On Sep 10, 2011, at 4:04 AM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:

> Based on my reading of the documentation, my understanding is the recursor may eliminate the need for an authoritative server for small applications.  If this is not correct please stop me now!

Whether this is correct depends on your exact needs. The rest of your message suggests that this would suffice for you, indeed.

> If that IS correct...my question is how to implement it correctly?  Using the auth-zones parameter, it appears I would set, "auth-zones=mydomain.local=/etc/powerdns/mydomain.local" - with "etc/powerdns/mydomain.local" being a file in Bind format.

That looks good, yes.

> So far so good?  Alright...how do I implement PTR's?  If these aren't auto-generated via the first zone file, do I need to add ",0.168.192.in-addr.arpa=/etc/powerdns/mydomain.local.ptrs" - and build that file accordingly?

That is correct. 

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk

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