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

Oliver Kent admin at peerx.co
Tue May 15 15:39:36 UTC 2012


I decided to go with the root hints option, it seems to be the most stable.

Thanks again for all your help and the explanation.


On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM, Peter van Dijk <
peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl> wrote:

> 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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