[Pdns-users] Slaving Opennic zones using bind-backend

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Sat May 12 22:02:13 UTC 2012

Hello Oliver,

On May 12, 2012, at 13:58 , Oliver Kent wrote:

> 1. I could use the bind backend and slave each of the OpenNic domains (e.g. .free, .geek etc) separately so I become authoritative for them and anything else (e.g. google.com) gets passed to the recursor. I tried this on bind and this can be achieved by doing:
> If there are any powerdns settings I can tweak to get this working or there is something I am doing wrong, please let me know.

This is impossible, as I explained.

> 2. I could set forward zones on the recursor for individual OpenNic domains so they are forwarded to OpenNic resolvers. Although to my knowledge, there is no wildcard feature (e.g. *.free=ip.address) and this can only be used on individual domains. Please correct me if I am wrong.

You can say 'free=ip.address' and subdomains will follow.

> 3. I could set the recursor to use OpenNic root hints. I tried this before and obviously performance is not as good as normal (i.e. without their root hints). It would also mean I have to keep an eye on the hints file to make sure it is up to date.

Performance should not differ a lot unless their (tier1) root servers are very slow.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
Netherlabs Computer Consulting BV - http://www.netherlabs.nl/

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