[Pdns-users] NS answer inconsistency between implementations for delegated zone

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Fri Mar 16 13:45:51 UTC 2012

Hello RĂ©mi,

On Mar 16, 2012, at 14:31 , Remi Gacogne wrote:

> I noticed a difference in the behavior of bind, powerdns (using bind or MySQL backend) and nsd regarding the answer to an NS query
> for a delegated zone. Powerdns is responding to the query by putting corresponding NS RRs into the ANSWER section,
> whereas bind and nsd are putting them into the AUTHORITY section.
> I am not sure what the correct answer is, as I haven't found a clear specification on this case yet.

I believe both responses are valid; but I'm not seeing the behaviour you describe. When I test with PowerDNS 3.0 the NS-records always end up in AUTHORITY - what version are you running?

Cheers, Peter

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