[Pdns-users] Newbie questions

Rokkhan rokkhan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 16:18:58 UTC 2017

Hi Brian,

Yes, the auth server will not be reachable from internet it will be only
for internal purposes.

I mean, better performance than configure auth server to answer client
queries and if there is not an internal record forward them to the recursor
and finally to internet dns server, like I have seen in the configuration

I am using SLES 12 SP1. The only repositories I have found are for 4.0.X
version. Is there any repo for 4.1.X in SLES?


2017-08-11 9:53 GMT+02:00 Brian Candler <b.candler at pobox.com>:

> On 11/08/2017 08:42, Rokkhan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am installing pdns auth an recursor on my server to make some tests but
>> I have a question. Could it be possible to configure recursor to handle all
>> the request from computers and configure only to forward internal domains
>> to auth server?
> Yes.  Look at the "forward-zones" and "forward-zones-file" options.
> https://doc.powerdns.com/md/recursor/settings/
> Does it make sense?
> Yes if you have internal-only domains which are not visible on the public
> Internet (i.e. there are no NS records pointing to the authoritative
> nameservers, and/or the authoritative nameservers are not reachable from
> the Internet)
>> Since the recursor has a cache to store dns queries, wouldn´t be a better
>> performance solution?
>> A better performance solution than what?
> You cannot simply point the clients directly at an authoritative server;
> you must point them at a recursor.  Actually, pdns authoritative used to
> have a built-in recursor option, but this was removed in 4.1.0.
> https://doc.powerdns.com/md/authoritative/recursion/
> One final hint: if you're on Ubuntu 16.04, make sure that you're not using
> the pdns auth server in the Ubuntu repositories. It is an alpha release
> which is buggy.  Use the repositories at https://repo.powerdns.com/
> HTH,
> Brian.
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