Our business network runs all over the country. In an effort to provide better, more localized service, I'd like to configure our PowerDNS to return different IP's based on where the client is (by subnet, not geo location). (Disclaimer why I believe this is on-topic here - This is not a request for help with the OS/host/server or even basic powerDNS configuration. Our network team is responsible for all DNS configurations, while our operating system team is weak in this area).

I haven't been able to find much beyond using geo-location. I believe the equivalent of what I need is called "views" in bind, and I came across some documentation about "dnsdist" for powerdns, but I can't find much on defining subnets and mapping them to corresponding DNS entries.

Any ideas how I would configure PowerDNS to return different IP based on client subnet? Or at least what the settings would be called so I can research them myself?

I'm a linux guy and no stranger to command line / direct config file manipulation, so it's not a big deal if phpipam cannot do what I'm hoping for here. Thanks in advance!

closed as off-topic by Ron Trunk, Ron Maupin May 13 at 19:48

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    Unfortunately, questions about host/server configurations are off-topic here. You could try to ask this question on Server Fault for a business network. – Ron Maupin May 13 at 19:48
  • Can't promise that it would get answered, but it would be on topic on ServerFault (I'm a moderator there.) – Ward - Reinstate Monica May 14 at 6:14
  • 10-4, thanks anyway. I'll have to try, this is becoming urgent to allow CRL checking etc when connections are bad getting back to HQ... national security blah blah blah – static May 14 at 14:47

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