The debops.pdns role can be used to configure PowerDNS Authoritative Server, whose service is called 'pdns' in Debian. pdns supports multiple backends like major relational databases, LDAP servers and plain text files. Backends that support native replication can be used in place of traditional zone transfers. Furthermore, pdns can be used for geographical load balancing and has excellent DNSSEC support, currently supporting the vast majority of DNSSEC-enabled domains in Europe. pdns is extensible using a wide variety of scripting languages.