[Pdns-users] Pdns-users Digest, Vol 191, Issue 14

Frank Louwers frank+pdns at tembo.be
Tue Dec 18 18:00:17 UTC 2018

Hi Satya,

Yes, as Nginx includes capabilities to load balance UDP and TCP. So if you configure Nginx to load balance port 53 for both protocols, you could use Nginx as a load balancer for DNS.

However, Nginx doesn’t understand the DNS protocol. It is a layer 4 LB, not a (dns-protocol aware) L7 LB. 

What do you want to achieve? Maybe dnsdist is a better option?


Frank Louwers
Certified PowerDNS Consultant

> On 18 Dec 2018, at 18:45, Satya Sharma <satya876 at gmail.com <mailto:satya876 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hello,
> Could your kindly provide suggestion, if PowerDNS can be used with NGINX reverse proxy. If yes, what are the benefits or any limitations.
> Thank You, kindly advice. 
> Regards,
> Satya Prakash Sharma

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