[Pdns-users] pdns-recursor 3.7.4 on Redhat Linux always returns SERVFAIL for AAAA lookups

Kenneth Marshall ktm at rice.edu
Wed Aug 16 16:11:40 UTC 2017

Hi PDNS users,

I am investigating a caching problem and the cause is that
the 3.7.4 recursor returns a SERVFAIL error for a AAAA lookup.
The AAAA record does not exist, but an A record does. According
to my reading:


to have DNS cache applications realize that, there
should be a NOERROR response with an empty value for the content.
Is there anyway to get the 3.7.4 recursor to do that? I get the

pdns_recursor[3935]: DNS parser error (a.b.c./AAAA from a.b.c., Parsing record content: missing field at the end of record content ''

from the following lua script:

function preresolve ( remoteip, domain, qtype )
  if qtype == pdns.AAAA and domain == "a.b.c." then
    pdnslog ("fixing AAAA query " .. domain)
    ret[1]={qtype=pdns.AAAA, content=""}
    return 0, ret
  return -1, ret

Is there anyway to do this in this version of the recursor?
Thank you in advance for any ideas.


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