[Pdns-users] Unable to forward-zone to primary PowerDNS server

Brian Candler b.candler at pobox.com
Mon Jul 6 17:31:25 UTC 2020

On 06/07/2020 17:13, Clarence Mills via Pdns-users wrote:
> Just recently set up a network containing  1 dnsdist, 1 reccursor  and 
> 1 PDNS server. I'm unable to resolve my internal domain  
> millsresidence.com. I'm 
> using forward-zones-recurse=millsresidence.com= within my 
> recursor. i've attached my config below.
> - dnsdist:
> - recursor:
> - PDNS server:

If you're forwarding to an authoritative server, it should be 
"forward-zones" not "forward-zones-recurse".  You'd use 
forward-zones-recurse if forwarding to another recursive server, like

However I don't think this will stop it working, i.e. pdns-auth will 
probably answer correctly even if RD is set.

What does

dig +norec @ millsresidence.com. soa


Other than that, I'd look at server logs, and tcpdump to see if traffic 
is going between recursor and auth.

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