[Pdns-users] PowerDNS Active - Passive Mode

Thomas Mieslinger miesi at mail.com
Wed Jun 16 08:42:21 UTC 2021

Indeed, which business need do you need to solve with this
active-passive HA?

I have sort of a active-passive HA for my HA customer slave DNS Servers.
One Server announces the service IP with local preference 900, the other
with 901. All traffic is sent by the network routers to the Server
announcing the highest local pref.

I just have to make sure that only one Server does maintenance and then
all notifies and axfrs will work.



Am 16.06.21 um 08:37 schrieb Frank Louwers via Pdns-users:
> 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
> Frank Louwers
> PowerDNS Certified Consultant @ Kiwazo.be
>> On Jun 16, 2021, at 12:23 AM, Cem Kıyanç via Pdns-users
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>> 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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