FreeBSD recommends not using base unbound for an authoritative server

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at
Wed Mar 18 17:14:44 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM, William A. Mahaffey III <wam at> wrote:
>> 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,
>> Chris
> Is that a quote from some (online ?) source ? If so, where ? If not, have a
> nice day :-) ....


I made up the quote in an attempt to figure out what "Jungle Boogie"
was trying to say.  I am not a troll or blogger.  I assure you my only
goal is to understand why the FreeBSD manual is telling me not to run
the base-provided unbound daemon for outside users.


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