FreeBSD recommends not using base unbound for an authoritative server

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Wed Mar 18 01:01:50 UTC 2015

On 03/17/15 19:28, Stephen R Guglielmo wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:25:09 -0700
> Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz at> wrote:
>> For the same reasons, I'd like to run the base system's unbound to
>> authoritatively host my DNS... but FreeBSD is discouraging me in
>> section 29.7.2 of the manual.  Why the discouragement?
> Unbound is only a validating caching resolver. It *can't* be
> authoritative.

I am using unbound as an authoritative DNS resolver for my home 
network,  it also is the caching resolver.

It runs on a raspberry pi under FreeBSD 11.

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