# DNS in the control plane
This is deprecated way of handling Kuma DNS that will be removed in the future versions of Kuma. Consider using DNS embedded in kuma-dp
In this mode, DNS traffic is not intercepted and resolved by Envoy, but the DNS resolver is explicitly configured with
kuma-cp DNS server for defined domains (
.mesh by default).
# How Kuma DNS in the control plane works
Kuma DNS in the control plane works in a similar way as Kuma DNS embedded in
kuma-dp, but DNS server is run by
The DNS server in kuma-cp listens on port
The Kuma control plane exposes a DNS service which handles the name resolution in the
.mesh DNS zone.
Usually DNS configuration expects DNS server to be served on port
53 therefore we need to configure the control plane with
KUMA_DNS_SERVER_PORT set to