Assertion failure when RPZ zone returns NS records?

McDonald, Daniel (Dan) Dan.McDonald at
Sat Jun 11 17:19:41 UTC 2016

Apparently it’s not the way to do what I needed, but I created an RPZ record like this:		IN		NS
					IN		NS

My goal was to redirect queries to a load balancer serving A records.  I should have created the glue in and then used RPZ to create a CNAME for pointing to

Anyway, with the NS records, I got an assertion failure:
10-Jun-2016 15:49:58.584 client ( <>): query: <> IN A + (
Jun 10 15:49:58 ns11 named[2248]: query.c:3908: REQUIRE(dbp != ((void *)0) && *dbp != ((void *)0)) failed
Jun 10 15:49:58 ns11 named[2248]: exiting (due to assertion failure)

I’m running the supplied version of Bind from SLES 11 SP4:
someone at ns11:/var/lib/named/var/log> rpm -qi bind
Name        : bind                         Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 9.9.6P1                           Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 0.25.1                        Build Date: Wed 09 Mar 2016 10:22:09 AM CST
Install Date: Mon 21 Mar 2016 09:31:21 AM CDT      Build Host: sheep02
Group       : Productivity/Networking/DNS/Servers   Source RPM: bind-9.9.6P1-0.25.1.src.rpm
Size        : 1187259                          License: BSD 3-Clause; X11/MIT
Signature   : RSA/8, Wed 09 Mar 2016 10:23:01 AM CST, Key ID e3a5c360307e3d54
Packager    :
URL         :

Is this a known error?

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