[Pdns-users] PowerDNS Delegation (SmartConnect Isilon)

John Miller johnmill at brandeis.edu
Wed Dec 4 19:26:38 UTC 2013

Hi Drew,

If all you need are an NS record and an A record, PowerDNS will work 
just fine.

If you've already created your records, please post your config, how to 
reproduce the problem, and any records you've already created.  That way 
we can query your nameservers and see what's what.


On 12/04/2013 02:18 PM, Drew Decker wrote:
> We are currently wanting to implement Isilon's SmartConnect features,
> which requres a delegation (NS) record to the Isilon.  Unfortunately,
> their documentation only covers BIND and Microsoft DNS products.  Is
> there a way to do the same thing in PowerDNS?  If so, what is the
> correct way?
> Per the documentation, it shows the following for BIND:
> -----
> BIND server:
> In BIND, a new name server (NS) record needs to be added to the existing
> authoritative DNS zone specifying the server of authority for the new
> sub-zone. For
> that, an A record must be added, specified in the NS record that points
> to the SIP
> address of the cluster. For example, if the SmartConnect zone name is
> cluster.example.com <http://cluster.example.com>, the DNS entries would
> looks like:
>  >> cluster.example.com <http://cluster.example.com> IN NS
> sip.example.com <http://sip.example.com>
>  >> sip.example.com <http://sip.example.com> IN A {IP"address}
> -----
> Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to work on our end - it says "hostname
> not found" - but all other DNS records work for the parent domain on our
> end - it is just this one that is not working.  Please let me know if
> you'd like me to provide more information on the setup of our PowerDNS
> servers.
> --
> Best Regards,
> Drew Decker
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