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IPV6 related issue on bind 9.16.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

IPV6 related issue on bind 9.16.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

IPV6 related issue on bind 9.16.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running a recursive bind 9.16.1 on my Ubuntu 20.04. It's just an internal LAN server, so not serving as an authoritative server for any domains. It's not using any forwarders and it's running dnssec.

When forced to run only over ipv4 with the -4 command line switch, everything works fine.

However, if I allow it to use ipv6 for queries, my logs are literally flooded with errors such as the following, at a very high rate of many per second.

CODE -->

08-Feb-2021 20:02:26.405 query-errors: client @0x7f0350013dd0 (incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org): query failed (SERVFAIL) for incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org/IN/A at query.c:6883 

I've checked the obvious: ipv6 is functional and the machine can reach the public ipv6 internet. Port 53 is not filtered.

I'm somewhat perplexed by this behaviour. Is there anything obvious I should be looking at to track down the cause of this failure?

CODE -->

root@ubuntu:~# nmap -6 -sU -p53 2001:4860:4860::8888
Starting Nmap 7.80 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-02-08 20:06 GMT
Nmap scan report for dns.google (2001:4860:4860::8888)
Host is up (0.023s latency).

53/udp open  domain

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.49 seconds 


root@ubuntu:~# nslookup
> a.root-servers.net

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	a.root-servers.net
Name:	a.root-servers.net
Address: 2001:503:ba3e::2:30
> server 2001:503:ba3e::2:30
Default server: 2001:503:ba3e::2:30
Address: 2001:503:ba3e::2:30#53
> b.root-servers.net
Server:		2001:503:ba3e::2:30
Address:	2001:503:ba3e::2:30#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	b.root-servers.net
Name:	b.root-servers.net
Address: 2001:500:200::b

RE: IPV6 related issue on bind 9.16.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

The answer is that there was an IPv6 firewall rule redirecting DNS queries to a local server that wasn't excluding the internal server's queries...

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