Some sites not resolving (DNSSEC?)

W.C.A. Wijngaards wouter at
Wed May 23 13:46:04 UTC 2018

Hi Hank,

On 23/05/18 15:23, Hank Barta via Unbound-users wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use pfsense for my firewall and have selected the unbound resolver for
> DNS on my home LAN. I have configured this to use Cloudflare DNS with
> DNSSEC enabled.  In addition to checking the "Enable DNSSEC Support"
> checkbox on the DNS Resolver configuration page I have added the custom
> options

The server responds without DNSSEC for DS queries.
And for an insecure referral it needs DS denial information for type DS,
eg. the NSEC or NSEC3 from the .show TLD.

Without the forward to it works fine for me.  So it doesn't seem
to be the .show TLD or site, but the unsigned CNAME
for qtype DS.

A workaround is domain-insecure: "" in unbound.conf

Best regards, Wouter

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 0
;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; ANSWER SECTION:     437     IN      CNAME

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:    3600    IN      SOA 2027772252 10000 2400 604800 3600

;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 122

>     server:
>     forward-zone:
>     name: "."
>     forward-ssl-upstream: yes
>     forward-addr: at 853
>     forward-addr: at 853
> (full configuration at the link below.)
> This generally seems to work except for several hosts from which I try
> to fetch podcasts. One of these is I have bumped logging for
> unbound one level and collected the log for this host and which can be
> viewed at
> The last several lines are (oldest last)
> May 20 10:34:52 info: Could not establish a chain of trust to keys for
> May 20 10:34:52info: query response was nodata ANSWER
> May 20 10:34:52 info: reply from <.>
> Other information: Even though none of the other hosts on my LAN can
> resolve this name, it is resolved by the diagnostic page on pfsense.
> If I check the name at it
> reports that the "Result is Insecure." However I get the same result for
> <> and it resolves w/out difficulty on my
> LAN. I'm not familiar with all of the information on this page but one
> thing that caught my attention was the query to
> <>. The AUTHORITY section seems to show a bunch of
> queries that return no data. Does this indicate a missing certificate?
> Any suggestions for fixing this are most welcome!
> thanks,
> hank
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