Unbound in FreeBSD 10

Leslie Jensen leslie at eskk.nu
Sat Jan 3 08:51:16 UTC 2015

Polytropon skrev 2015-01-03 09:40:
> On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 09:07:55 +0100, Leslie Jensen wrote:
>> With the omission of BIND from FreeBSD I've lost the "dig" command. I
>> use the "dig" command in some scripts to make a list of trusted hosts
>> that can access the local network from the outside.
>> Replacing the "dig" command in my scripts are crucial to the functionality.
> While dig belongs to bind, unbound is using drill.
> You could probably create a symlink to keep your
> scripts' use of dig.
> Additionally, you could stop using unbound at all
> and install bind from ports. This will of course
> come with the dig command, and you could basically
> use your old system's bind configuration, you just
> have to make the move from /etc to /usr/local/etc
> for the configuration files.
> There is nothing wrong using bind from ports. It's
> just that bind not part of the OS distribution anymore,
> because unbound offers the "more simple features" of
> bind for DNS resolving, and for everything else, bind
> from ports can still be used. It's also a newer version
> than the one which came with the OS.

Thanks for you answer :-)

I did try to replace dig with drill in the scripts. It did not work. 
I'll try your suggestion with a symlink.

Your suggestion of using bind has crossed my mind. After reading up on 
unbound I can understand the reason to the change.

I've been goggling for quite a while to find descriptions on how to use 
Unbound but very little useful information has turned up.


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