I recently upgraded my Fedora 10 server to Fedora 11 and am getting the following error in my DNS/named config.

named[27685]: not insecure resolving 'fedoraproject.org/A/IN:

This only shows for certain addresses some are resolved fine and I can ping and browse to them fine, while others produce the error above.

This is my named.conf file

acl trusted-servers {;  };

options {
directory "/var/named";
forwarders { ;; };
forward only; 

    allow-transfer {;
#   dnssec-enable yes;
#   dnssec-validation yes;
#   dnssec-lookaside . trust-anchor dlv.isc.org.;


# Forward Zone for hughes.lan domain
zone "funkygoth" IN {
        type master;
        file "funkygoth.zone";
allow-transfer { trusted-servers; };

# Reverse Zone for hughes.lan domain
zone "1.168.192.in-addr.arpa" IN {
        type master;
        file "1.168.192.zone";

include "/etc/named.dnssec.keys";
include "/etc/pki/dnssec-keys/dlv/dlv.isc.org.conf";
include "/etc/pki/dnssec-keys//named.dnssec.keys";
include "/etc/pki/dnssec-keys//dlv/dlv.isc.org.conf";

Anyone know what I have set wrong here?

  • Just a side note...why using a rolling distro as fedora as a server? Why arent you using a more stable release? Centos? Debian? Ubuntu/LTS? Suse (whats the name of the long support distro...?)
    – elcuco
    Jul 13, 2009 at 19:40
  • I only use Fedora because I like it and have used it before, could you recommend an alternative similar distro to use. Probably the subject of a new question. Jul 14, 2009 at 11:49
  • There's really no reason not to use Fedora if you're willing to deal with the faster upgrade cycle (which runs into significantly less cruft on a server than a desktop). The longterm alternative for Fedora is probably CentOS. CentOS is essentially Red Hat Enterprise Linux with all the branding stripped out and Fedora is the upstream for RHEL.
    – Ophidian
    Sep 8, 2009 at 0:20
  • I also wouldn't characterize Fedora as a "rolling release", as opposed to something like Gentoo.
    – Ophidian
    Sep 8, 2009 at 0:20
  • I WOULD CHARACTERIZE FEDROA AS A ROLLING RELEASE. I am using it now, and every two weeks I have a new kernel, every two days I have an updated which recommends rebooting the system, they upgrade major versions in the same release (KDE 4.2 -> KDE 4.3) and more. I just can't use it for 4 weeks without being completely sure that it's the same machine I made. It changed so much faster.
    – elcuco
    Sep 9, 2009 at 9:17

1 Answer 1


Looks like a DNSSEC problem but is commented in your config file. You need to check if is enabled for Bind:

dnssec-configure -s -b

DNSSEC has been included in Fedora 11: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/DNSSEC

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