Maintained by: NLnet Labs

local-zones

Ernie Luzar
Mon Sep 18 17:35:56 CEST 2017


>> I have noticed something that doesn't seem right.
>>
>> I added 1150 local-zones to unbound.
>>
>> From any LAN device browser trying to go to any of the those fqdn gets
>> "can't reach this page" message just like its suppose to.
>>
>> Then I ran a script that reads that 1150 fqdn file doing the host
>> command. Again all those host name get nxdomain just like its suppose to.
>>
>> But here is what don't seem right. Watching the modem connected to the
>> public internet I see the rapid blinking of the send/receive lights for
>> the duration the script is running. This happens ever time I run the
>> script.
>>
>> It's my understanding that any dns request for any fqdn in unbound's
>> local-zone list is serviced by unbound without going to the public
>> internet. IE; I should not see the modem send/receive lights blinking
>> like mad.
>>
>> Any ideas on why I am seeing this behaviors?
>
> 
> Hi Ernie,
> 
> You did add them in local-zone type 'static', right?  Some of the other
> types can ask the internet for data.  If that is not it, I don't know
> what's going on.
> 
> Best regards, Wouter
> 
  added them with "always_nxdomain"