[Pdns-users] Pdns answer for non-existing zones

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Thu Feb 23 15:33:18 UTC 2012


On Feb 23, 2012, at 16:18 , Gaƫtan Allart wrote:

> And this IS the issue. When it does not have the zone loaded (in version
> 3.0.1) it does not respond with serverfail whereas previous versions did
> this.
> I've just downgraded to and it works fine now. When zone is not
> loaded, pdns return serverfail to end-users who, then, rely on other NS of
> the zones.
> This behavior does not work with 3.0.1 (same config file).

Both and 3.0.1 are reporting, in their own way, that they do not have the zone. There is no strong consensus on what the right answer is (some name servers even decide to not respond at all).

A recursor should be fine with both behaviours; and you should not be creating a setup that even relies on recursor falling back from one machine to the other. If you could explain -why- you want this, perhaps we can propose a different solution.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk

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