[Unbound-users] Unbound stop working without error-log

lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de
Wed Nov 3 09:33:46 UTC 2010

Zitat von "W.C.A. Wijngaards" <wouter at NLnetLabs.nl>:

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> Hi Andreas,
> On 11/03/2010 09:07 AM, lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de wrote:
>> It seems more that unbound and bind disagree in their opinion if the
>> signature is expired or not. As said the time unbound starts failing the
>> same queries done directly to the upstream resolve *and* validate fine.
>> So the options are:
> That is strange.  Your clocks are synchronised, so that is not it.
> Could it have been the recent daylight-savings change somehow?
> Both bind and unbound may have some leeway for expired signatures that
> you can configure; val-sig-skew-max and val-sig-skew-min config options
> for unbound.
>> - Bind does not send the same data it is using for validation to the
>> downtsream (unbound) client. Would be a Bind bug i guess.
> Try doing a dig @<bind> name +dnssec and then with +dnssec +cdflag.  If
> that is different, then this is happening.
>> - Unbound and Bind do validation different (should not happen IMHO)
> Yes.
>> - Validation in Unbound for some cases is broken. Would be a bug in
>> Unbound i guess.
> Well, when unbound refuses to validate it, enable val-log-level: 2, and
> take a look in the log file, it gives a detailed error.  Then dig
> +dnssec and dig +dnssec +cdflag when it mentions (also to the unbound so
> see what is in the cache, and also at the IP address it mentions).
> If you enable val-log-level: 2 (and you can have verbosity low), it
> gives one line per validation failure.  This is a (relatively) low
> amount of logging, but very useful, as it tells you why exactly unbound
> failed the query.
>> It would be nice to get help how to debug this as DNSSEC "by-hand" is
>> somewhat challenging.
> This is pretty easy, the RRSIG notes ....
> 	RRSIG bla bla  expiration   inception   bla bla.
> They are in yyyymmddhhmmss format UTC.
> Most signers leave a couple weeks headroom in the expiration date.

I will try to capture the follwoing:

- Logging from unbound as suggested
- dig from both as the error happens
- Packet dump from unbound <--> bind communication over the wire

May i send this to you in private to not clutter the list with attachments?

Thanks for your help


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