[Pdns-users] Recursor ask zones first to authoritative server

Davide Panarese dpanarese at enter.eu
Wed Feb 21 10:12:23 UTC 2018

Thanks a lot Bert.
Just another question: Does recursor provide API to manage forward zone list o i need to do manually every time?

Thank you again,

Davide Panarese

> On 20 Feb 2018, at 11:49, bert hubert <bert.hubert at powerdns.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:19:39AM +0100, Davide Panarese wrote:
>> i have a lot of local zones into my Authoritative server that are not
>> published on the internet and it’s a big deal to specify all of them to
>> recursor.conf  (forward-zone parameter), because we add local domains
>> every days.
> You can load the forwarded zones from an external file (forward-zones-file). 
> You can reload that list with rec_control reload-zones, without restarting
> the nameserver.  I really suggest you do that.
> All other solutions are painful.
>> What i would have is that Recursor/DNSdist ask before to Authoritative
>> server to check if there is the asked domain and, if not, ask to internet
>> dns root servers.
> And what if a packet is dropped? Ask the rootservers anyhow? The best way
> really is to provision that list of zones.
> 	Bert
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