[Unbound-users] Help with configuring server

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Fri Oct 2 07:38:46 UTC 2009

On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 11:42:26AM +0200,
 Walther Lalk <waltherlalk at gmail.com> wrote 
 a message of 51 lines which said:

> local-zone: "ptawug." nodefault

BTW, it is typically a bad idea to use a pseudo-TLD, because of the
risk of leaking domain names (which won't work outside) and the risk
when merging with another organization (which may use the same). Why
not using ptawug.co.za or, if purely local, private.ptawug.co.za?

> forward-zone:
>         name: "."
>         forward-addr:

It seems correct and, IMHO, should work. Did you try 'tcpdump -n host and port 53' to see if queries really do go to this

> As it currently stands, dns queries to wireless addresses (always in
> the form of host.ptawug) work 100% (forward and reverse), however
> standard internet dns queries don't (for example google.com)

Error message from dig? 
Anything in Unbound log file? Try at least 'verbosity: 3' to have more

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