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

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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 querries

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 ...
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Authoritative DNS with default response

I need to setup an authoritative DNS for 500K zones. About 90% of the zones are identical (except for the domain name of course). I have only found PowerDNS appropriate for this task - using Pipe ...
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Is setting an empty/blank DNS A record allowed?

I'm trying to wrap my head around the wonderful world on DNS. I have created a zone file for example.com which contains: @ A 1.2.3.4 * A 1.2.3.4 However I am also setting up my local ...
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PowerDNS: multiple supermasters and transfering domain

I've got a setup with multiple supermasters (bind) and multiple superslaves (pdns). It all seems to work just fine, pdns is being updated when I'm adding or changing a domain. But, when I want to ...
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Fake domain doesn't resolve when offline

I have a flimsy grasp of DNS. Nonetheless, in order to install a local development copy of Wordpress MU, I needed to create a fake domain, which I called local.dev. It and all subdomains simply ...
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PowerDNS, updating serial

I recently wrote script that automatically enteres new Sub Domain records into the PDS mySql database. Now if I enter the entry mannually using Zone Admin my sub domain works 100%. Now if I add it ...
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Redirecting requests from domain to local server

I'm developing a web application for a pre-production hardware device which has the domain from which it loads the app hard-coded. Is there a (simple) way for me to reroute these requests to a local ...
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DNS error: when adding a subdomain using powerdns

I recently added a subdomain m.domain.co.za and it just does not show, I defined the domain on the apache hosting server and added the relevant dns records but somehow it is still not working. The ...
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PowerDNS allow queries on a per domain basis

I am replacing my BIND authoritative nameserver with PowerDNS w/ gmysql backend. I'd like to have my primary domain example.com and its associated hosts like www.example.com to be available to other ...
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AppArmor Profile for PowerDNS

I am currently working on a new authoritative nameserver using powerdns on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I'd like to have AppArmor protecting this service like it did with bind, but when I look in ...
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What i need to read in order to configure PowerDNS?

Recently i was tasked to configure PowerDNS on windows using Microsoft SQL data source so it will resolve LAN names like "a1" into 192.168.0.10, "a2" into 192.168.0.11 etc. Lots of records. But i ...