Problem with NAT/RDR in PF

Michael Smith mksmith at
Sun Dec 9 17:11:36 PST 2007

On Dec 9, 2007, at 3:34 PM, Erik Norgaard wrote:

> Michael Smith wrote:
>> Hello All:
>> I am trying to configure a round-robin group of Name Servers that   
>> respond on to and from a single address.
>> I want the following to occur:
>> 1) DNS query from to is redirected to a  
>> pool  of name servers
>> 2) One of the name servers responds to the query
>> 3) The response shows a source address of, not the  
>> actual  name server
> I know this does not answer your question, but, what's the point?  
> DNS isn't exactly the kind of task that knocks over a server. If you  
> want redundancy, then the correct way to do it is to add NS entries  
> to your zone files.
> I simply let my register transfer the zone file daily, works fine.  
> If you need to update the zone file regularly just reduce the max  
> age of the zone.

Hello Erik:

Well, aside from doing a *lot* of queries, it's nice to have a single  
IP address fronting a set of servers so I can pull one out for  
maintenance at any time and it doesn't affect name resolution for the  


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