BIND and LDAP support

Kernel Panic kpnemesis at
Thu Dec 8 17:50:24 UTC 2011

Hello, thanks for replying.

Regarding building BIND, are you sure the setting should go in
make.conf and not src.conf - here is the relevant text from the
src.conf man page:

             Setting this variable will prevent any part of BIND from being
             built.  When set, it also enforces the following options:


Thankyou for the web link for the DLZ driver however I had already
seen it; my confusion is what is the difference between BIND built
with the DLZ LDAP driver and BIND built with the 'sdb' (simplified
database interface) option as specified in and as built in the dns/bind97-sdb port?

If these are two different ways for BIND to use LDAP, which one should I choose?


On 7 December 2011 20:04, Damien Fleuriot <ml at> wrote:
> On 12/7/11 8:15 PM, Kernel Panic wrote:
>> Apologies if this is not the appropriate list but I can't seem to find
>> one pertaining to the installation and configuration of BIND. I posted
>> the following message on the FreeBSD forums a few weeks back but have
>> had no replies, so I thought I'd try here on the lists:
>> System: FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE 64-bit
>> Hello, I'm going to attempt to install the latest BIND port
>> (dns/bind98) and have a couple of questions about the available
>> install options:
>> Does this delete the base BIND version and if so would I need to edit
>> src.conf to tell the compiler not to reinstall base BIND when I do a
>> buildworld cycle?
>> Does this actually enable LDAP backend support or is it something
>> else? The reason I ask is because there seems to be a separate port
>> for BIND LDAP support but it's for an older version of BIND
>> (dns/bind97-sdb)
>> Thanks for any assistance.
> Hi,
> Regarding WITH_REPLACE_BASE, yes, this will make "make install" install
> the files in place of the base system's ones, as opposed to in /usr/local/ .
> If you do this, you will indeed want to add the following to your
> /etc/make.conf :
> NO_BIND= true
> Regarding your LDAP question, I'm still at work and it's 9PM so I'm a
> bit in a rush, but a quick google search turned up the following:
> Regards,
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