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

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Wed Apr 29 15:19:22 UTC 2015


On 29 Apr 2015, at 15:40, ktm at rice.edu wrote:

>> Apparently such cases exists, otherwise this sentence would not be in
>> the documentation.
>> https://doc.powerdns.com/md/authoritative/recursion/

Such cases do not exist; the documentation is incorrect/outdated. Please 
file a ticket!

> 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.

No - neither of those situations work as desired. In both cases the 
client will receive an incomplete answer (i.e. the CNAME, or the NS 

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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