[Pdns-users] allow-from and recursion

Aki Tuomi cmouse at cmouse.fi
Sun Aug 5 13:37:43 UTC 2018

On Sat, Aug 04, 2018 at 07:01:36PM -0500, Sergio Cesar wrote:
> Installed PDNS 4.1.3 on a ubuntu 18.04.
> I have try to follow 
> https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/guides/recursion.html setting up 
> scenario 1:
> Any address I enter in "allow-from" is able to query the server and 
> recursion works ok, but no other query from the Internet is successful 
> unless I add unfortunately this is not acceptable to have a 
> fully open server to the Internet.
> In bind we have "allow-recursion" and a list of all the addresses the 
> server will respond to and still respond to any query to domains itself 
> hosts .
> How can I configure pdns and pdns-recursor to respond to queries from 
> anyone to the authoritative server but only recurse to the allowed list? 
> without having an open dns on the Internet?
> Thanks.

You use dnsdist for this.

Aki Tuomi

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