[Pdns-users] Ignoring wildcard due to TXT record

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Thu Dec 13 11:57:10 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:46:12PM +0100, Marten Lehmann wrote:
> Hello,
> after our migration from PowerDNS 2.9.21 to 3.1 we just noticed
> another unexpected behaviour. If a TXT record for a subdomain is
> defined, a wildcard at the same subdomain level is ignored.

This is correct DNS behaviour. The label exists, so we're done.

> What is the reason to introduce this behaviour? I think BIND has the
> "bug", meaning that once an explicit subdomain is found, further
> wildcards are ignored, even they do have a different type. I was
> happy that earlier PowerDNS releases implemented it the way one
> would intuitivly expect.

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1034.txt - 4.3.2, step 3.c spells out what we
have to do.



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