IPv6 rDNS stub-zone on unbound

We have stub-zones configured on our gateway for reverse IPv6. Our ISP doesn’t delegate rDNS but we still want to lookup addresses (at least on the local side). To do so I configured a stub-zone from unbound, our local caching DNS, to our own rDNS authoritative server. Apparently unbound wants an IPv6 for its IPv6 rDNS queries to the stub-zone. Since IPv6 is not always working I solved that using the local interface. That is, the rDNS authoritative listen on localhost:5353 and unbound uses this as its stub-zone addresses.

On the authoritative (here NSD):

 ip-address: ::1@5353
 ip-address: 127.0.0.1@5353
 do-ip6: yes

On unbound, note that we need do-not-query-localhost: no to allow queries on localhost:

 do-not-query-localhost: no

stub-zone:
 name: 0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.8.b.d.0.1.0.0.2.ip6.arpa.
 stub-addr: ::1@5353
 stub-addr: 127.0.0.1@5353

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