[Pdns-users] SERVFAIL on backend failure - is this possible?

bert hubert bert.hubert at powerdns.com
Tue Feb 25 22:51:50 UTC 2020

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 12:35:21AM +0200, Vytenis A via Pdns-users wrote:
> While trying to implement authoritative DNS server using "remote"
> backend, I've stumbled into an issue when HTTP backend is unreachable
> - PowerDNS is returning NXDOMAIN.

Can you reproduce this for us so we can check? It is not supposed to ever
happen. Please also let us know which version of PowerDNS you are using.

> What I would like to achieve is return SERVFAIL in case my HTTP
> endpoint is unavailable. Is this possible? Maybe Lua fallback backend
> could assist here?

This is what should be happening. 


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