outbound-msg-retry definition query
Jan Komissar (jkomissa)
jkomissa at cisco.com
Mon Jul 11 13:49:05 UTC 2022
I think a non-positive reply is any reply that is not directly related to the DNS query itself. NOERROR and NXDOMAIN are (positive) responses that are directly related, as they answer the query. All other response codes are related to other circumstances, such as network issues, ACLs, misconfigurations, and misformatted packets.
From: Unbound-users <unbound-users-bounces at lists.nlnetlabs.nl> on behalf of Joe Abley via Unbound-users <unbound-users at lists.nlnetlabs.nl>
Reply-To: Joe Abley <jabley at hopcount.ca>
Date: Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7:28 AM
To: ashok athukuri <athukuriashok at gmail.com>
Cc: "unbound-users at lists.nlnetlabs.nl" <unbound-users at lists.nlnetlabs.nl>
Subject: Re: outbound-msg-retry definition query
On Jul 11, 2022, at 06:51, ashok athukuri via Unbound-users <unbound-users at lists.nlnetlabs.nl> wrote:
As per https://nlnetlabs.nl/documentation/unbound/unbound.conf/
The number of retries Unbound will do in case of a non positive
response is received. If a forward nameserver is used, this is the
number of retries per forward nameserver in case of throwaway re-
what is "non positive" response here SERVFAIL or NXDOMAIN or BOTH?
I have not read the code in this instance but I would normally interpret "non-positive response" to mean "RCODE is not NOERROR".
(There is a particular kind of response which is considered negative in some circumstances where RCODE == NOERROR and the answer section is empty, but I do not think this is one of those circumstances.)
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