Unbound 1.6.6 release

Ralph Dolmans ralph at nlnetlabs.nl
Wed Sep 20 08:54:18 UTC 2017

Hi Andreas,

The default local-zone type for "localhost." changed from static to
redirect, so that the default local-data applies to both localzone. and
its subdomains.

You can change your local-data domain to localhost., then it will still
be available under monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost,
but also for localhost itself.

You can also add a local-zone for
monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost with the static type:

local-zone: "monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost." static

-- Ralph

On 20-09-17 10:36, A. Schulze via Unbound-users wrote:
> W.C.A. Wijngaards via Unbound-users:
>> Unbound 1.6.6 is available:
>> Bug Fixes:
>> - Redirect all localhost names to localhost address for RFC6761.
> Hello,
> I've a setup that monitor a running resolver on regular base.
> To avoid the log is fooded with queries for "localhost" I found it
> meaningful to monitor a more 'speaking' label:
> I monitor "monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost." and
> expect a A Record
> For that I've in unbound.conf:
>   server:
>     local-data: 'monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost. A
>     local-data: 'monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost. TXT
> "some description"
> After upgrading to 1.6.6 I now get errors
>   [1505895425] unbound-checkconf[2825:0] error: local-data in redirect
> zone must reside at top of zone, not at
> monitoring_app_test_if_unbound_is_alive.localhost. A
>   [1505895425] unbound-checkconf[2825:0] fatal error: failed local-zone,
> local-data configuration
> OK, I now could remove the "local-data: A Record" at all. But I like to
> understand the feature a little more.
> Could anyone explain the error message a bit more verbose?
> Thanks
> Andreas

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