Stupid Unbound questions

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at
Fri Jun 13 19:34:15 UTC 2014

On 6/12/2014 3:49 PM, freebsd at wrote:
> Messing around with FreeBSD10 on an AMD64 machine. Trying to play with
> Unbound. Installed it from ports.
> 1) When I run unbound-control or unbound-checkconf, it seems to be looking
> for /var/unbound/ which doesn't seem to exist.

That's the local_unbound workdir.  It's created automatically when the 
local_unbound service is started for the first time.  You can run 
through the initial set up by using the "setup" command for the service.

> 2) How do I create an authoritative record? Do they still live in
> individual text files like BIND?

Unbound is a resolver only, not an authoritative nameserver.  Install 
BIND, NSD, etc. from ports if you want a nameserver.  Unbound does 
support local data, though, using the local-zone, local-data, and 
local-data-ptr keywords in your unbound.conf.

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