[Pdns-users] Subdomains and zones

Giovanni Vecchi g.vecchi at certego.net
Thu Apr 2 13:18:44 UTC 2020


thanks Chris for your advice.
We are planning to migrate to PowerDNS (from bind) primarily because of
APIs: my opinion is that using subdomain/zone pairs is a cleaner approach,
isn't it?

Thanks a lot!

On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 at 11:02, Chris via Pdns-users <
pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 30/3/20 4:35 pm, Giovanni Vecchi via Pdns-users wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > are there any best practices about subdomains in terms of zones and
> > record-set configuration?
> > At the moment I can image only 2 viable configuration:
> > - subdomain/zone pairs for each subdomain and record-set for hostname
> in
> > subdomain zone
> > - root zone only and record-sets containing subdomain for each host
> I use a mixture of both for large zones. I will commonly split them up
> for administrative purposes (for permissions per zone) as well as to
> limit potential failures from incorrect configuration.
> Keep in mind the additional records that need to be in the parent zone
> if you do split a zone up (eg. NS records, DS records) - 'pdnsutil
> check-zone' is quite useful to find these.
> Thanks
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Giovanni Vecchi
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