Cache prefilling

This module provides ability to periodically prefill the DNS cache by importing root zone data obtained over HTTPS.

Intended users of this module are big resolver operators which will benefit from decreased latencies and smaller amount of traffic towards DNS root servers.

Example configuration is:

    ['.'] = {
        url = '',
        interval = 86400, -- seconds
        ca_file = '/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt', -- optional

This configuration downloads the zone file from URL and imports it into the cache every 86400 seconds (1 day). The HTTPS connection is authenticated using a CA certificate from file /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt and signed zone content is validated using DNSSEC.

The root zone to be imported must be signed using DNSSEC and the resolver must have a valid DNSSEC configuration.




path to CA certificate bundle used to authenticate the HTTPS connection (optional, system-wide store will be used if not specified)


number of seconds between zone data refresh attempts


URL of a file in RFC 1035 zone file format

Only root zone import is supported at the moment.


Prefilling depends on the lua-http library.