[Unbound-users] stub vs. forward vs. redirect

W.C.A. Wijngaards wouter at NLnetLabs.nl
Thu Sep 17 10:35:13 UTC 2009

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Hi Tony,

On 09/14/2009 08:48 PM, Tony Finch wrote:
> We have a number of private zones on our site: a forward zone
> private.cam.ac.uk, and a number of reverse zones under
> Should I configure these as stub zones, forward zones, or redirect zones?

As stub zones.  Possibly set
local-zone: "16.172.in-addr.arpa" nodefault
so that unbound does not provide default blocking for the zone.

If you made them forward-zones, it would likely work as well, but if
there are CNAMEs then you probably want unbound to process the cname
chain chasing, as the other server is authoritative for these zones.

A redirect would work if you want to block access to those zones, and
return an answer to some 'redirect notify' page in all cases.

> At the moment private.cam.ac.uk is not signed but cam.ac.uk is. Does
> DNSSEC validation affect how I should configure these zones? Do I need to
> use the domain-indecure option?

Well, if private.cam.ac.uk does not exist in cam.ac.uk at all, Yes,
you need to use domain-insecure: "private.cam.ac.uk".

If cam.ac.uk has a delegation to private.cam.ac.uk then this turns
into a proper unsigned delegation and it works out of the box.

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