Analysing lookup failures.

Maurice McCarthy manselton at
Thu May 3 06:25:13 UTC 2018

On 03/05/18 07:31, Krist van Besien via Unbound-users wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been experimenting on and off with unbound on my fedora laptop.
> I am also considering it for a caching DNS for my home network.
> But before I do that I need to figure out something first.
> On my laptop (which sits on all kind of public and private WIFI
> networks all the time) I sometimes run in to situations where name
> resolution is unreliable.
> The symptoms are that lookups will sometimes turn up empty or
> incomplete. And I have so far not figured out how you can tease
> unbound in to telling me why my request turned up empty.
> Any suggestions?
> So, if a "dig <some domain>" turns up empty, how do I find out why it
> turned out empty?
> Krist
> -- 
> krist.vanbesien at
> krist at
> Bern, Switzerland

Have a read of man unbound and set the verbosity level in unbound.conf

Good Luck

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