PowerDNS is a DNS server developed by PowerDNS.COM BV, and known for its variety of backends.

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PowerDNS and ISP DNS server

I'm using PowerDNS instance to serve my own domains. All clients in my network are using this DNS server. How can I configure PowerDNS to query my ISP's DNS servers (for that domains that I don't ...
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Powerdns setup on ubuntu

I am trying to set up a dns server with powerdns. I am using poweradmin GUI. I have created my custom nameservers with namecheap ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com. At the final step poweradmin asks me ...
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PowerDNS: Is it possible to send different results based on server IP used by the client?

I would like to setup a recursive DNS server with multiple IPs all on the same PowerDNS server. Let's say: 8.8.8.1 8.8.8.2 8.8.8.3 8.8.8.4 I was wondering how I could send different responses ...
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PowerDNS BIND Backend with LUA Filter

PowerDNS allows you to filter records on AXFR with a LUA script. I am trying to have it change the NS records. It appears that PowerDNS is not even trying to run my script. The zone transfer ...
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pdns - lot of error msg in syslog - recursive query … within timeout

We moved our complete office last week and changed a lot of the infrastructure. Since then we have regular timeslots with slow responding web pages. By analysing we found out that our nameserver ...
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PowerDNS Split Horizon Resolver

I've looked around the web for a solution and have found numerous threads with different suggestions. Most of which I've found has been using LUA on the resolver to return records. Other posts ...
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PowerDNS not listening

I just migrated from Bind9 to PowerDNS on my Debian 7 x86_64, and now DNS requests are not going through. I am not familiar with PowerDNS config files, but I did go into pdns.local and specified ...
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trying to send a query to powerdns and expected result not being returned

Trying to use powerdns for enum(voip) dns queries. I believe I have it all setup correctly. it appears to be correct in the mysql tables select * from records\G id: 3 domain_id: 3 ...
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How to migrate Windows DNS to pdns

I want to migrate a Windows based DNS server (server 2008 I think) to powerdns. What's the best way to do this. I'm familiar with pdns and linux but don't know much about the windows part. How do I ...
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How to add master zone through PowerDNS API?

We have a PowerDNS master-slave setup. Now we want to use the PowerDNS API to automatically create master zones on the master server from our application. We created a master zone template, so when a ...
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PowerDNS authoritative name server works but non-authoritative name server servfail

In my current role as Devops I have been assigned a few tasks that are new to me including setting up a PDNS server with MySQL backend. After initial setup of the server I tested responses from the ...
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PDNS forward zone subdomains only

I am trying to use zone forwarding, but only for subdomains. Imagine that you have an VPN server at the domain vpn.provider.tld. This domain is pointing to an global IP address, accessible from the ...
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PowerDNS - Verify that a host is up before resolving

I have twp name servers running PowerDNS as ns1 and ns2 using a master/slave-type setup, and this works well. I want to create multiple servers to provide services (i.e. web, email, etc), then have ...
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PowerDNS Reverse lookup is not responding in VPN connected network

I created a test network. It is a star VPN network with: - 1 main router - 2 subrouters (DrayTek Vigor 2920) - behind each router a client - behind the main router a PowerDNS machine now the ...
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powerdns does not resolve country TLD like .com.au

This is a vague scenario. I am running a name server using powerDNS and adding zones via poweradmin. Somehow it does not resolve .com.au domains and any other for example .co.uk. Tried trace-route ...
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Update power dns from EPEL repo

I'm using EPEL repo on Centos 6. If I start update for power dns with mysql backend - so please - must I update mysql schema manually, or YUM will do this self? Thank youů
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How to add “@” A HOST record in PowerDNS?

In a typical web host's online ZONE editor, you'd refer to your primary IP Address as @ and refer the www CNAME to that primary @ A HOST. I am trying to set up my own MySQL backend PowerDNS server ...
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PDNS log rotation

I wonder what's the recommended way to rotate PowerDNS log files. I added the following entry to logrotate: # cat /etc/logrotate.d/pdns /var/log/pdns/*.log { daily rotate 7 compress ...
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Export Bind-DLZ data to traditional named.conf?

I'm looking to convert a Bind-DLZ based setup to a PowerDNS based setup. To do this, I would like to use the zone2sql tool that comes with PowerDNS. Sadly, this tool skips right over the DLZ defined ...
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Redirect PowerDNS on Failure

I've been searching around, but cannot seem to find an answer so I apologize if this has been asked here before. I had two PowerDNS servers - ns1 and ns2 (which are in different datacenters). Both ...
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PowerDNS Master Slave Transfer method

I would like to know which is the better option to transfer the domains & their updates between a master & slave PowerDNS server. I have seen many old posts from 2006 saying using the MySQL ...
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DNS - spam recursion queries

I am using PowerDNS Recursor in local ISP environment. Recursion is allowed only from our IP range but I've came with strange issue. Our own customers PC keeps attacking our DNS server with queries ...
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How to prevent sub-domain 'hijacking' on the same DNS server?

I'm trying to understand how (or if) a DNS server differentiates between a sub-domain setup as a zone and one setup as a record within a domain zone on the same server. Say I were to create a DNS ...
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Add extra zones outside the MySQL database

In need of a MySQL backend for my DNS server, I have decided to switch from Bind to PowerDNS, the MySQL backend of which is slightly more convenient. Basically : users add domains to my database ...
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What do values in SOA record affect?

I am complete newbie in DNS world and I am moving our office subnet to another domain. Our DNS is using PowerDNS solution with MySQL backend. I am unsure whether the SOA record for our domain is ...
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What would be correct setup procedure for PDNS server?

I am new to the world of DNS servers, but as a part of my current job I should do upgrade on our office network infrastructure. After looking at available options i decided to go with PowerDNS ...
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PowerDNS isn't working as expected (migration from bind)

I am migrating our office DNS servers to powerdns with MySQL backend. We quite often change our internal zone and therefore simple SQL query or web Ui would be much better than editing of text files ...
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PowerDNS master server doesn't notify

I have a PowerDNS based master nameserver with 3 slaves. Zone transfer works through AXFR (automatically once every hour it gets checked by the slaves). When I change a record through our panel the ...
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PowerDNS slaves not updating after being notified

I'm running two machines with PowerDNS, one being the master (SQL) and one being the slave (Bind backend). After I modify a domain and bump the serial, I get this in the log: Sep 30 22:13:20 ...
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PowerDNS does not resolve TXT records

My PowerDNS DNS server 3.3 does not resolve TXT records. Database looks like this: PowerDNS database When I try to dig my server for TXT entry they are not being shown: [root@nowosci powerdns]# ...
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PowerDNS pgSQL Configure Different Schema

I've been using PowerDNS for a few years now and finally decided to switch over to pgSQL instead of mySQL. I've been researching this question but I haven't found anything solid so I'm assuming it's ...
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force powerdns to return a specific IP when unable to resolve

I am running the latest version of powerdns authoritative server version 3.3 on a Linux server. PowerDNS is using a MySQL database for it's list of resolvable sites. I need powerdns to return a ...
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Fun this TTLs and many records in PDNS

I got very strange issue for me. I have powerdns server with potentially thousands of cname records. This records inserted to my DNS via mysql queries from network http service. This is a way how I ...
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Running a recursive dns on my web server

I'm trying to solve a dns problem I've been having with my web app. It makes multiple requests to various but fixed external domains. I can't put the domains in a host for for obvious reasons, ...
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Best Practice - DNS SOA

i have 2 DNS-Server and setup a Domain with SOA-Record. Now i checked at denic and got 2 Warnings: Warning 112 Minimum TTL out of range (expected, found) Range[180,86400] 172800 Warning ...
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PowerDNS, returns SOA record only

I have setup powerdns server, I'm satisfied with basic functionalities. users in my domain are unable to access example.com unless they use www.example.com when I use host command host ...
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PowerDNS 3+ - Recursive queries for subdomains

We are trying to find functionality in the PDNS 3.x that existed in PDNS < 2.9.2.5. Whereby if we have a domain in the database backend with records, if a query is unable to resolve a subdomain it ...
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How to enable IPv6 glue records (AAAA) in PowerDNS

I'm running a PowerDNS 3.1 on a Debian Wheezy Beta 4 system. The zone data is accessed through a PostgreSQL database, the server answers to both IPv4 and IPv6 queries. If the DNS-Server knows the A ...
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Can PowerDNS resolve non standard TLDs?

My company uses PowerDNS with a PowerAdmin front end to manage both internal and external DNS. I would like to be able to set up a short TLD so that for instance test1.lcl resolves to the internal ip ...
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OARC's DNSSEC validating resolvers validate all my records but A records

I have DNS set up with powerdns. It serves my DNS pretty well, and it AXFRs to other slaves. The slaves haven't yet updated to the most recent records, but that doesn't affect the validation, it would ...
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How does a slave Powerdns server know that a domain is fresh?

Where/how does a slave Powerdns server know that a domain is fresh when using the Bind backend? With the mysql backend there is a 'last_check' field: http://wiki.powerdns.com/trac/wiki/fields But I ...
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PowerDNS CNAME with multiple A records produces unexpected results

This problem from what i can tell is isolated to PowerDNS. The servers are running two packages pdns-static-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm and pdns-recursor-3.3-1.i386.rpm on the most recent version of Amazon ...
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Tracking DNS queries in PowerDNS

I'm looking into setting up a PowerDNS server to handle a few hundred zones. I'd like to keep track the "usage" of each zone and record, i.e. the number of queries per day to each. I couldn't find ...
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PowerDNS and a strange NXDomain

Allow me first to set the scene. We used to use Bind9, but ditched it in favour of PowerDNS, because, frankly, Bind sucks. We have a "primary" zone in our DNS master. london.wibblesplat.com There's ...
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why does pipebackand always return ANY qtype?

when sent a query dns to pdns with type equal A , the latter sent to pipe backend using pipe protocl and qtype always egual ANY why?i use powerdns 2.9.22 and my os is ubuntu thank you in advance
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Installation a secondary (Slave) DNS Server - Powerdns [closed]

I want to install a secondary (slave) DNS server on a second VPS, but I don't know how. Currently I have NS! and NS2 on the same machine. I use a Powerdns and Debian 6 x64. How would I set up Powerdns ...
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powerdns with mysql backend : Unable to connect to database: Access denied for user

I have a problem with my gmysql and Powerdns on Debian Squeeze , I keep getting this error : Sep 21 16:30:35 lucas pdns[24429]: gmysql Connection failed: Unable to connect to database: Access denied ...
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how to resolve all externally unresolved DNS queries?

I am using PowerDns on a Linux box (Debian 6). I would like to set up the powerdns server to resolve all externally unresolved DNS queries to a given, internal host. Is this possible? How is it done? ...
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Powerdns not using packetcache

I'm setting up a new PowerDNS server version 2.9.22 running on Debian Lenny in a Xen instance, and for some reason it is reporting that the packetcache size is 0 when I run a /etc/init.d/pdns dump: ...
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DNS: how to get local server to superimpose results over authoritative server?

I've got a domain for which the DNS I control, and is hosted on the internet. I also have a NAT'd internal network (192.168.0.0/24) which has internet access, and which I also control. On this ...