PowerDNS mysql backend error ubuntu 16.04

Posted January 6, 2018 1.5k views
DNSUbuntu 16.04


I’m trying to install PowerDNS on a Ubuntu 16.04.3 VPS with a MySQL backend. But struggling with an error.

Installed following packages from apt:

  • mysql-server
  • pdns-server
  • pdns-backend-mysql

When I’m doing dns lockup the server only respons SERVFAIL.
In syslog I find:
pdns[2144]: Exception building answer packet (stou) sending out servfail

Any ideas?


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