Info on aggressive-nsec in stats and unbound-control

Ralph Dolmans ralph at
Fri Mar 23 12:31:54 UTC 2018

Hi Roland,

On 23-03-18 11:56, Roland van Rijswijk-Deij via Unbound-users wrote:
> Hi folks,
> We deployed Unbound 1.7.0 on one of our production servers yesterday,
> and I have two questions regarding the aggressive-nsec feature:
> 1. It seems that unbound-control cannot tell me whether the option is
> enabled (we enabled it explicitly in the configuration):
> # unbound-control get_option aggressive-nsec
> error unknown option
> Am I doing something wrong, or is this something that might need fixing?

That indeed needed fixing, which just happened.

> 2. It would be nice to have a metric in the extended statistics that
> tallies how many times aggressive-nsec was used to produce an NXDOMAIN
> response, is that possible?

Thanks for the suggestion. That sounds like a good idea which I will
happily implement.

-- Ralph

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