I needed a new resolver for some research I'm doing, and I had just read recently about the various advantages of unbound, so I just did my first ever install of the pre-built Unbound 1.6.8 package on my FreeBSD system. For my purposes, it is necessary to be able to get the authority and additional sections in query responses. Unfortunately, out of the box, this pre-built Unbound 1.6.8 that is in the FreeBSD repository doesn't appear to provide those sections in responses. At least that appears to be the case, based on the following simple tests: % dig www.google.com @127.0.0.1 % dig mx1.tristatelogic.com @127.0.0.1 I am getting neither authority nor additional sections in the responses to the above queries. Why not? On the off chance that perhaps the unbound.conf(5) was simply wrong, and that the actual default value for the minimal-responses configuration parameter was actually "yes" rather than the purported value of "no" I added the following explicitly to my /etc/unbound/unbound.conf file, indented underneath the server: heading, and then restarted unbound: minimal-responses: no Unfortunately, this sappears to have changed nothing, and I am still failing to get the authority and additional sections back from my queries. What am I doing wrong? What is the proper incantation needed in order to get unbound to actually provide authority and additional sections in responses, e.g. to authorized local clients?