[Pdns-users] pdns + recursor + master / slave

Kenneth Marshall ktm at rice.edu
Sat Feb 1 21:41:00 UTC 2020

On Sat, Feb 01, 2020 at 06:13:26PM +0100, Stef Coene wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to PowerDNS and still learning about how it works.
> I want to have 2 DNS servers located in 2 different datacenters. One
> of them is master, one of them is slave. They both need to forward
> requests for unknown domains.
> ...
> Can I use 2 IP addresses per server and make pdns listen on 1 IP and
> the recursor listening on the other IP?
> If that's not possible is there any other solution except running
> pdns and recursor on 2 different servers?
> I think this setup is quite common but I couldn't find any
> information on this setup and how to configure this.
> Stef

Hi Stef,

We have a nat rule to have DNS reqeusts from our auth server IPs routed
to the auth server port. Everyone else gets the recursor.


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