[Pdns-users] recursing for records which are missing from authoritative zones

ktm at rice.edu ktm at rice.edu
Wed Apr 29 13:40:55 UTC 2015

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 03:33:50PM +0200, Peter Thomassen wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> So, what would be an example of a situation where "PowerDNS will
> consult the recursor for an recursive query, even if PowerDNS is
> authoritative for a domain"?
> Apparently such cases exists, otherwise this sentence would not be in
> the documentation.
> https://doc.powerdns.com/md/authoritative/recursion/
> Best,
> Peter

Hi Peter,

A simple case would be a CNAME to an out-of-zone location. In that case
it would use the recursor to find the IP address. NS record to an out-of-zone
nameserver is another.


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