The hints file should have it, but even without that, Unbound should have built-in root hints. If that doesn’t work, you need to inspect the network traffic. It’s possible your ISP is blocking DNS traffic that’s not going to their servers. You may want to share your unbound.conf (minus identifying features) with the list. On 9/19/17, 10:41 AM, "Ernie Luzar" <luzar722 at gmail.com> wrote: Jan Komissar (jkomissa) wrote: > > On 9/18/17, 8:17 PM, "Ernie Luzar" <luzar722 at gmail.com> wrote: > > How do you tell unbound to go to this public root zone? > See below. There is no below to see. > Is this root zone an unbound internal hard codded function? > Yes. > What os are you running? Is enabling this internal root zone function a compile time option? Did you install unbound directly from https://unbound.net ? Does this function have any thing to do with the hints file? Beginning to look like the freebsd port of unbound does not have this internal root zone enabled.