[Pdns-users] Force NXDOMAIN status response

Brian Candler b.candler at pobox.com
Thu Apr 30 15:10:33 UTC 2020

On 30/04/2020 15:55, Giovanni Vecchi via Pdns-users wrote:
> auth is 4.3.0 and it reply with REFUSED for unknown zones because of 
> that: https://blog.powerdns.com/2015/03/02/from-noerror-to-refused/

Have you tested it?  An unknown zone is not the same as a subdomain of a 
configured zone.

Think of it this way:

www.good.beer   => return A record

foo.good.beer   => return NXDOMAIN (of course)

bar.foo.good.beer  => it's the same thing; return NXDOMAIN

I've just confirmed this with pdns-server 4.3.0

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