[Pdns-users] pdns-recursor suddenly started to answer with content from . zone instead of what is configured in forward.zones.

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Tue Sep 21 16:20:16 UTC 2021

Hello Thomas,

On Tue, 2021-09-21 at 13:53 +0200, Thomas Mieslinger via Pdns-users
> dog.                    80 IN NSEC domains. NS DS RRSIG NSEC

This looks like aggressive NSEC reuse (
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc8198) and/or NXDOMAIN: There
Really Is Nothing Underneath (

Can you try aggressive-nsec-cache-size=0 (on 4.5.1) and/or
nothing-below-nxdomain=no (4.3.5 and 4.5.1) please?

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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