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

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Tue Jan 10 22:35:22 UTC 2012

On Jan 10, 2012, at 11:28 PM, Rory Toma wrote:

> 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 questions.
> 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?

If PowerDNS has the SOA (which means 'Start of Authority'), PowerDNS 3.0 considers itself authoritative. In that case it indeed won't hand off to the recursor. But I'm not sure if this is the problem you describe.

If you remove the SOA from a domain, PowerDNS might become severely confused.

What effect are you trying to achieve?


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