[Pdns-users] Servfail spikes on PowerDNS authoritive

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Thu Nov 5 14:18:46 UTC 2020

Hi Roman,

On Mon, 2020-11-02 at 14:41 +0100, Roman Steinhart via Pdns-users wrote:
> Luckily PowerDNS is logging why these servfails occur:
> > Exception building answer packet for britishgerbil.aternos.me/DS (Attempt to print an unset dnsname) sending out servfail
> But unfortunately, I don't have any clue what this means.
> I also checked our remote backend of course and everything looks fine there.
> I don't know if my assumption is correct, but the fact that DS records are generated by PDNS (in online signing mode) and are affected too I would say that it's not related to the remote backend?

DS records are not generated by PowerDNS - they come from the backend. But specifically, they come from the parent side of a zone cut. Perhaps your backend gets confused by that?

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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