[Pdns-users] remote backend questions

Aki Tuomi cmouse at cmouse.fi
Sun Feb 12 07:54:27 UTC 2017

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 06:07:38PM -0500, Jeff Weber wrote:
> I've been working on implementing a remote backend and I've got a few
> questions now that I've gotten far enough along that queries are
> answered with my initial attempts.
> I'm using the http connector and I've noticed that the documentation
> in a few places talks about a domain-id being passed. For example:
> GET /dnsapi/list/-1/example.com HTTP/1.1
> X-RemoteBackend-domain-id: -1
> When I implement this query I never see the domain id passed in the
> arguments list or as a header.
> Looking at the remote backend unit tests they don't seem to account
> for the domain id being in the path here, is it a bug in the
> documentation or have a missed something else?

This is a bug, sorry about this. I'll fix this.

> Separately I've noticed when I query the rest api on one of my systems
> backed by sqlite that the id comes back as a string for the domain
> with a trailing dot. Based on the source code for the remote backend
> requires the domain id be an integer so I can't use this method.
> Is it safe to ignore the concept of domain id with respect to the
> remote backend if I'll never be using the powerdns rest api to
> manipulate records and only to answer queries?

Domain id is optional and setting it -1 is quite safe is you don't need
it for anything particular.


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