[Pdns-users] How to make Authoritative work?
frank+pdns at tembo.be
frank+pdns at tembo.be
Tue Jan 18 08:46:10 UTC 2022
The interesting parts are:
- your full pdns config file (please mask passwords, but nothing besides that)
- entry for that domain in the domains table
- SOA / NS records in the records table for that domain
- output of `pdnsutil check-zone` on that domain.
That should give us a good starting point, we'll see from there...
> On 17 Jan 2022, at 16:51, jrd-pdns at jrd.org wrote:
> 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 (
>> 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
> 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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