Query forwarding

Wouter Wijngaards wouter at nlnetlabs.nl
Thu Jan 31 09:37:50 UTC 2019

Hi Havard,

On 1/31/19 10:18 AM, Havard Eidnes via Unbound-users wrote:
> Hi,
> picking up on this two-year-old message, trying to improve the
> documentation of "foward-first":
>>     forward-first: <yes or no>
>>            If enabled, a query is attempted without the forward clause if
>>            it fails.  The data could not be retrieved and would have caused
>>            SERVFAIL because the servers are unreachable, instead it is
>>            tried without this clause.  The default is no.
> It seems this hasn't changed or improved since.  Based on the replies,
> let me suggest a replacement:

Thanks, fixed documentation as suggested.

Best regards, Wouter

> forward-first: <yes or no>
>   If a forwarded query is met with a SERVFAIL error, and this option
>   is enabled, unbound will fall back to normal recursive resolution
>   for this query as if no query forwarding had been specified.  The
>   default is "no".
> Ref. https://github.com/NLnetLabs/unbound/pull/12
> Regards,
> - Håvard

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