[Pdns-users] pdns-recursor delegate some queries to another recursor

frank+pdns at tembo.be frank+pdns at tembo.be
Mon May 20 14:04:33 UTC 2019

> wonder if the following is possible somehow with pdns-recursor. Our main
> recursor A sometimes has problems talking to some auth servers. In the
> same time another recursor B in our network still can talk to such an
> auth server.
> So we wonder if we could somehow send queries for such auth servers via
> the other recursor. The decission to send queries to the other box is
> based on the IP address of the auth server. The idea is to route such
> queries from recursor A to recursor B while all other queries from
> recursor A should still be sent without recursor B.
> Is something like that possible in pdns-rescursor or do we have to use a
> tool like dnsdist?

Hi Tobi,

I recommend using dnsdist for this use-case! Sending traffic to backend dns servers is what dnsdist is made for!

Frank Louwers
Certified PowerDNS Consultant @ Kiwazo.be

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