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[Unbound-users] Inconsistent problems when resolving www.ratp.fr

Stephane Bortzmeyer
Tue Dec 11 11:57:29 CET 2012


When trying to get the IP address of www.ratp.fr, Unbound has an
inconsistent behaviour. Sometimes, it works, sometimes it servfails.

Now, I know that the domain is awfully broken (no EDNS, no answers to
some queries like NS, badly truncated answers, etc). Probably a stupid
Web load-balancing appliance with stupid DNS implementation.

Nevertheless, I wonder why Unbound does not always return the same
result?

when it works:

Dec 11 11:23:29 batilda unbound: [2631:0] info: processQueryTargets: www.ratp.fr. A IN
Dec 11 11:23:29 batilda unbound: [2631:0] info: new target altns2.ratp.fr. AAAA IN
Dec 11 11:23:29 batilda unbound: [2631:0] info: new target altns1.ratp.fr. AAAA IN
Dec 11 11:23:29 batilda unbound: [2631:0] info: sending query: www.ratp.fr. A IN
Dec 11 11:23:29 batilda unbound: [2631:0] debug: sending to target:
<www.ratp.fr.> 195.200.228.2#53

When it fails:

Dec 11 11:30:05 batilda unbound: [2631:0] info: processQueryTargets: www.ratp.fr. A IN
Dec 11 11:30:05 batilda unbound: [2631:0] debug: out of query targets -- returning SERVFAIL
Dec 11 11:30:05 batilda unbound: [2631:0] debug: return error response SERVFAIL