[Pdns-users] Server Hostname not visible

Brian Candler b.candler at pobox.com
Thu Sep 2 06:22:41 UTC 2021

On 02/09/2021 07:12, SOLIT | Michael via Pdns-users wrote:
> I’m trying to add the server hostname to PowerDNS. This does not seem 
> to work.
> When I do an nslookup to the specific PowerDNS server I get back that 
> the server hostname is Unknown.
Sorry, but this question has nothing to do with PowerDNS at all.

Firstly, nslookup is part of the bind suite of tools, and the behaviour 
is local to nslookup.  Secondly, you are using Windows, which has 
Microsoft's obsolete and forked version of bind/nslookup.

Try using the Linux version of nslookup and you'll see the difference:

# nslookup solit.nl ns1.globe.hosting
Server:        ns1.globe.hosting

Name:    solit.nl

The above example was run on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, which has the nslookup 
from bind 9.11.3

# which nslookup
# dpkg-query -S /usr/bin/nslookup
dnsutils: /usr/bin/nslookup
# dpkg-query -l dnsutils
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                               Version Architecture           
ii  dnsutils                           1:9.11.3+dfsg-1ubuntu1 
amd64                  Clients provided with BIND



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