Unbound 1.10.0 released

Published: Thu 20 February 2020
Last updated: Thu 15 February 2024

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.10.0 of the Unbound recursive DNS resolver.

The 1.10.0 release has RPZ support and serve stale functionality according to draft draft-ietf-dnsop-serve-stale-10. And a number of other, smaller, features, and bug fixes.

The DNS Response Policy Zones (RPZ) functionality makes it possible to express DNS response policies in a DNS zone. These zones can be loaded from file or transferred over DNS zone transfers or HTTP. The RPZ functionality in Unbound is implemented as specified in draft-vixie-dnsop-dns-rpz-00. Only the QNAME and Response IP Address triggers are supported. The supported RPZ actions are: NXDOMAIN, NODATA, PASSTHRU, DROP and Local Data.

Enabling the respip module using module-config is required to use RPZ. Each RPZ zone can be configured using the rpz clause. RPZ clauses are applied in order of configuration. Unbound can get the data from zone transfer, a zonefile or https url, and more options are documented in the man page. A minimal RPZ configuration that will transfer the RPZ zone using AXFR and IXFR can look like:

server:
    module-config: "respip validator iterator"

rpz:
    name: "rpz.example.com" # name of the policy zone
    master: 192.0.2.0       # address of the name server to transfer from

The serve-stale functionality as described in draft-ietf-dnsop-serve-stale-10 is now supported in unbound. This allows unbound to first try and resolve a domain name before replying with expired data from cache. This differs from unbound's initial serve-expired behavior which attempts to reply with expired entries from cache without waiting for the actual resolution to finish. Both behaviors are available and can be configured with the various serve-expired-* configuration options. serve-expired-client-timeout is the option that enables one or the other.

The DSA algorithms have been disabled by default, this is because of RFC 8624.

There is a crash fix in the parse of text of type WKS, reported by X41 D-Sec.

In addition, neg and key caches can be shared with multiple libunbound contexts, a change that assists unwind. The contrib/unbound_portable.service provides a systemd start file for a portable setup. The configure --with-libbsd option allows the use of the bsd compatibility library so that it can use the arc4random from it. The stats in contrib/unbound_munin_ have num.query.tls and num.query.tls.resume added to them. For unbound-control the command view_local_datas_remove is added that removes data from a view.

For a full list of changes and binary and source packages, see the download page.

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