[Pdns-users] Recursor and subdomain forward

Brian Candler b.candler at pobox.com
Fri Mar 20 11:03:22 UTC 2020

On 20/03/2020 10:56, Giovanni Vecchi via Pdns-users wrote:
> @Brian: my bad, my local domain isn't an ".local" one but ".sec", so 
> please consider domain.sec as root domain
> The current behaviour is that public root domain are queried for every 
> *.domain.sec from recursor instead the authoritative one!
> My conf:
> config-dir=/etc/powerdns
> local-address=
> local-port=53
> setgid=pdns
> setuid=pdns
> allow-from=
> logging-facility=1
> loglevel=9
> quiet=no
> version-string=Mind your own business…
> webserver=yes
> webserver-address=
> webserver-allow-from=
> webserver-port=8082
> forward-zones=domain.sec= <>

Do no queries arrive at at all?  What version of 
pdns-recursor are you using?

It's possible that you need to set a negative trust anchor for 
domain.sec.  See:


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