[Pdns-users] How to make Authoritative work?

jrd-pdns at jrd.org jrd-pdns at jrd.org
Mon Jan 17 15:51:28 UTC 2022

D'oh, my bad.  That must have fallen into my spam trap and I missed

Do you want the entire contents of the DB for that zone, or just a
subset like the SOA and records talking about that host?  Do you want
it in sql format or zone format?

What I'm hoping for is a recipe:  "pdns looks for a valid SOA naming
the local host, and A record for itself, and [fill in the blank].  If
those conditions are met, it will conlude that it's authoritative".

I'll collect that stuff up.  Thanks!

    From: frank+pdns at tembo.be
    Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:20:50 +0100
    Please see my earlier reply (
    > Hi,
    > Could you please paste the full configuration (pdns.conf) and the entries in
    the database?
    > In particular, the things to look at would be: type of domain set, backend
    config, ...
    > On top of that, can you run `pdnsutil check-zone` on the zone and paste the
    > Frank
        On 17 Jan 2022, at 14:01, jrd via Pdns-users <
        pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com> wrote:
        Bump.  Anybody?
        If it's in the docs and I missed it, please point me in the right
        direction.  TIA . . .
           From: jrd-pdns at jrd.org
           Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2022 17:23:40 -0500
           Hi all.  I know this is a bit of a newbie question, but it seems to be
           stumping me.
           I've just set up a new pdns server.  pdns 4.5.1.  I populated its DB
           with a bunch of test records.  I gave it an SOA saying it's the
           authority for my zone.  Made sure the hostname and IP address match
           the local configuration of the machine.
           When I query it with (for instance) dig, it returns all the correct
           data, for the SOA or any other of my test records, but it doesn't set
           the AA bit.
           What are the criteria which have to be met, in order for pdns to say
           "Yep, I'm the authority for this domain" ?
           TIA . . .
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    Frank Louwers
    PowerDNS Certified Consultant @ Kiwazo.be

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