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Strange. My bind is not validating dnssec even though I configured it to. Version according to named -V is BIND 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.10.rc1.el6_3.2 which has a built-in DLV key.

Under options in named.conf

dnssec-enable yes;
dnssec-validation yes;
dnssec-lookaside auto;

But when I query a known bad zone, like doing dig @localhost I get IP addresses- not a failure like I was expecting. Any thoughts?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

don't ask why, but I had the same issue and setting dnssec-validation option to auto instead of yes fixed the issue

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That worked. Thanks. dnssec-validation auto and now I get a failure when trying to resolve a bad signed zone. – Crash Override Apr 28 '13 at 5:34

According to the reference manual,



If set to "auto", DNSSEC validation is enabled, and a default trust-anchor for the DNS root zone is used.

If set to "yes", DNSSEC validation is enabled, but a trust anchor must be manually configured using a "trusted-keys" or "managed-keys" statement.

Therefore, you must either set it to auto mode, or explicitly include "/etc/bind.keys".

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