val-permissive-mode not working via unbound-control ?

Paul Wouters paul at
Tue Jun 6 20:48:46 UTC 2017

I tried the following:

service unbound restart
sudo unbound-control set_option val-permissive-mode: yes

But that still gives a servfail.

Sprinking various flush_* options also did not seem to help.

Is this a bug or a feature? :)

Setting val-permissive-mode: yes in unbound.conf and restarting
does work as expected.

ps. don't test this using as
seems to have lost its DS record so all test domains are insecure
and no longer bogus :P

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