[Pdns-users] Subdomains and zones

Chris lists+pdns at gbe0.com
Mon Mar 30 09:02:14 UTC 2020


On 30/3/20 4:35 pm, Giovanni Vecchi via Pdns-users wrote:
> Hi guys,
> are there any best practices about subdomains in terms of zones and 
> record-set configuration?
> At the moment I can image only 2 viable configuration:
> - subdomain/zone pairs for each subdomain and record-set for hostname in 
> subdomain zone
> - root zone only and record-sets containing subdomain for each host

I use a mixture of both for large zones. I will commonly split them up 
for administrative purposes (for permissions per zone) as well as to 
limit potential failures from incorrect configuration.

Keep in mind the additional records that need to be in the parent zone 
if you do split a zone up (eg. NS records, DS records) - 'pdnsutil 
check-zone' is quite useful to find these.


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