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[Unbound-users] localhost. and unbound

W.C.A. Wijngaards
Fri Sep 16 09:15:55 CEST 2011


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Hi Paul,

On 09/15/2011 07:01 PM, Paul Wouters wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> It seems some people use contructs like:
> 
> localhost.domain.tld. IN CNAME localhost.
> 
> When asked of unbound, it seems unbound delivers a response that is not
> an NXDOMAIN
> for the localhost. TLD. I guess this is by design, perhaps to avoid more
> crap from
> hitting the root name servers.

RFC6303 I think.

> However, unbound's answer is:
> 
> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
> localhost.        10800    IN    A    127.0.0.1
> 
> If you are going to return data for localhost, I guess it should also
> return a AAAA for ::1

There should already by a AAAA ::1 for localhost.  Are you querying for
a AAAA record?

Best regards,
   Wouter
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