[Pdns-users] Recursion when Powerdns auth servers is SOA

Rory Toma rory at ooma.com
Tue Jan 10 22:28:33 UTC 2012

I have a case where we are transitioning from a traditional (albeit 
hacked) bind server to powerdns auth server.

I have the case right now where I've set up powerdns, and set the 
allow-recursion-override=yes and set up the recursor, and I have a few 

1) It seems that "recursor" only accepts a single IP? Is this true?

2) It works ok for records that powerdns server. Howerver, if I do a 
query of a record that is not in powerdns, I do not see it query the 
recursor server. If I remove SOA from the powerdns data, then it 
recurses fine, however, it no longer answers for data that is in the 
powerdns records. How do I set up the pdns config file so that it will 
answer for records that it has in it's data that it is SOA for, and 
forward these to the recursor server if the data isn't there?


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