Query re. /etc/resolv.conf...

Karl Pielorz kpielorz_lst at tdx.co.uk
Tue Sep 6 13:27:18 UTC 2016

--On 06 September 2016 14:33 +0200 Cristiano Deana 
<cristiano.deana at gmail.com> wrote:

> Did you actually check what is really going on? Eg:
> tcpdump -ni your_interface port 53
> Just to verify which DNS is trying to reach, timeout, etc.

Ok, having run some more tests on here - it appears it may be Xen 
(virtualisation) related.

I had forgotten the 10.3 box I was testing on was a virtual machine. It 
appears the same test on a 'real' 10.3 box succeeds (as it does on the 9.x 

However, a virtual XenServer FreeBSD 10.3 instance has the problem... I'll 
kick it over to -xen to see if anyone there can think of anything...

Incase anyone else encounters the issue - as a work around removing 
everything bar '' in '/etc/resolv.conf' does work - i.e. Unbound 
will correctly pool the forwards you set it up for - if one disappears, 
name resolution continues.

Very strange... Thanks to all who replied,


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