[Pdns-users] PowerDNS Active - Passive Mode

Frank Louwers frank+pdns at tembo.be
Wed Jun 16 06:37:05 UTC 2021

Hi Cem,

What you mean by "active passive"? Do you mean a main node and a standby backup node? For DNS it's recommended to just have multiple nodes which are all active, or use a networking technique such as anycast, bgp-ondemand route advertisement, or even better a dns aware load balancer such as dnsdist to perform failovers if you want to have an active / standby setup.

I hope this answers your question. If not, please let us know what you want to accomplish and we'll point you in the right direction.

Kind Regards,


Frank Louwers
PowerDNS Certified Consultant @ Kiwazo.be

> On Jun 16, 2021, at 12:23 AM, Cem Kıyanç via Pdns-users <pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Can I run powerdns active – passive ? 
> I couldn't find any information on this topic. 
> thank you so much.
> Regards.
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