FreeBSD recommends not using base unbound for an authoritative server

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at
Wed Mar 18 15:32:20 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 4:29 PM, Jungle Boogie <jungleboogie0 at> wrote:
> I use unbound from base _only_ at home for recursive DNS stuff. If I were to
> make it authoritative for a domain, I'd use ports or packages because they
> are updated more frequently over what's it base.

Mr. Boogie,

Thank you for your reply.  Are you referring to security?  Is this the
is a correct interpretation of what you are saying:

"In general, the FreeBSD base software is untrustworthy because it is
infrequently updated.  Someone who is interested in security should
avoid the FreeBSD base packages and use ports wherever possible."

Thank you,


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