[Pdns-users] forward-zones-recurse multiple IP address question

Pieter Lexis pieter.lexis at powerdns.com
Sat Jan 28 12:25:03 UTC 2017

Hi Scott,

On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:41:10 +0000
Scott Bonar <sbonar at cradlepoint.com> wrote:

> With a config that has multiple IP addresses for a zone, it appears, based on tcpdumps, that it PDNS will use the first one until it fails to get an answer.
> Is this the correct depiction of the current behavior? 

Yes, this is the behaviour.

> Is there a way to make PDNS send the request out to all servers and then use the first one that responds?

No there is not a way to do this. To be honest, it would unnecessarily burden your upstreams.

> Also, is there a limit to the number of IP addresses?

There is no limit on the number of addresses.

Best regards,


Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com

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