Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On Debian Squeeze - Page 2

Click on Go to step 7:

The installation is now finished...

... but for security reasons we must delete the install directory:

rm -fr /var/www/poweradmin/install/

Now you can go to or and log in with the username admin and the password you created during the installation:

This is how the Poweradmin web interface looks:

To create a zone, go to Add master zone and fill in the domain name (e.g.

On the List zones page you will see that the new zone has just one record (the SOA record). Click on the edit icon...

... and then on Add record to add further records, ...

..., e.g. NS records...

... and A records (e.g. for (leave the Name field empty!) and

... and MX records:

To create PTR records, go to the Add master zone page and create a zone called

To create a PTR record that points from the IP to, create a record under List zones and fill in in the Name field (that's the IP in reverse order) and in the Content field:

After you've created your records, you can check them with the dig command (see

man dig

for more details), e.g. as follows:

dig @localhost mx

root@server1:~# dig @localhost mx

; <<>> DiG 9.7.2-P3 <<>> @localhost mx
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 28599
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

;                   IN      MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:            86400   IN      MX      10

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:       86400   IN      A

;; Query time: 7 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Jul 12 16:27:03 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 66



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From: at: 2012-12-19 14:52:19

This howto is working fine also for Ubuntu 12.04 Server, except that, after finishing the installation you have to change the configuration file


removing gmysql-dnssec support:


After that, restart pdns and enjoy this powerful program!


From: Anonymous at: 2012-06-02 07:26:44

No tutorial for PowerDNS for master and slave.

From: edo at: 2013-12-28 17:02:58

Server runs but lacks detail in pdsn.conf.I'm not sure whether to install  pdns-recursor?