Ticket #221 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Replies not leaving from same address as they arrive

Reported by: anon Owned by: somebody
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: component1 Version: 2.0
Severity: normal Keywords:


When I send queries to PowerDNS on a box with multiple interfaces, the answers are not always leaving with the same address as they arrive.

So, for example, if I had:


Packets querying will have the answer come from on some machines.

I listed this as a low-priority bug because you can work around it by specifying the IP addresses to listen to in the local-address setting in pdns.conf:


Still, this is a violation of the DNS RFCs (not sure which one), and should be fixed.

Shane Kerr

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by ahu

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to worksforme


We recommend that people bind to explicit addresses, and warn about not doing so on startup.

The fix to automate this is non-trivial and non-portable over operating systems.

In general, there is no need for a nameserver bound to

So I don't think we'll find the time to address this issue quickly..

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