[Pdns-users] pdns4 and ALIAS record on remote server

Bill James bill.james at j2.com
Wed Jun 19 22:31:51 UTC 2019

Thanks for response.
Putting in another dns server's ip does work for resolving aliases not
hosted by this dns server.
But then that would mean we can't use aliases pointing to same server.
I changed it to "resolver=" and it seems to be working now as I
expected.  :-)
(pdns-recursor is port 53, pdns auth is 5300)

Thank you.

On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 1:53 AM Brian Candler <b.candler at pobox.com> wrote:

> On 07/06/2019 21:58, Bill James wrote:
> > I'm trying to get ALIAS records to work.
> > I think I set it up as stated here:
> > https://doc.powerdns.com/authoritative/guides/alias.html
> > The problem I have is if the ALIAS record points to something local to
> > that auth server it works fine. If it points to something resolved by
> > a different dns server it doesn't work.
> >
> > I'm no expert, but I thought with pdns4 the auth server doesn't
> > handler recursion, pdns-recursor does. So I don't understand how adding
> > resolver=[::1]:5300
> > expand-alias=yes
> >
> > to pdns.conf can work if auth server can't lookup external records?
> > You can't add this to recursor.conf.
> >
> > I must be missing something. Any suggestions?
> What you are missing is that with the configuration above, pdns-recursor
> must be running on the same box, and configured to listen to requests on
> port 5300 (instead of the default 53).
> Alternatively, you can point to any other working resolver, even
> resolver=
> (although if you have pdns-recursor running on a nearby box, you should
> probably use that instead)
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