[Pdns-users] PDNS notify zones different in cPanel Server

Pieter Lexis pieter.lexis at powerdns.com
Wed Mar 17 07:40:09 UTC 2021

Hi Jackson,

On 3/17/21 7:52 AM, Jackson Yap via Pdns-users wrote:
> Anyone knows what is the difference between native and master zone?

This is in the documentation[1]. Native means that PowerDNS does not do
the replication, but the backend is responsible for this (e.g. database
replication or rsync in the case of the BIND backend).

> And
> how to force make a native zone into a master zone, without having to
> restart pdns service?

It depends on the backend. For any database backend you can change this
using pdnsutil:

  pdnsutil set-kind example.com MASTER

If you're using the BIND backend, you'll need to edit the bind config
file and run

  pdns_control rediscover

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Best regards,

Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com

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