FreeBSD-11 - local_unbound logging

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Sun Aug 13 14:12:09 UTC 2017

I am trying to get logging information out of unbound on my
workstation in an effort to determine why it stop resolving.  I am not
getting the configuration right and I cannot see any reason why what I
am doing should not be accepted.  My logging configuration file is
/var/unbound/conf.d/logging.conf. Its contents are:

   1 # unbound logging configuration
   2 # mount -t devfs devfs /etc/unbound/dev
   3 server:
   4   use-syslog: no
   5   logfile: log/unbound.log
   6   verbosity: 3

I have mounted the dev fs using 'mount -t devfs devfs
/etc/unbound/dev' which results in: devfs on /var/unbound/dev (devfs,
local, multilabel).

I do not get any errors from unbound-checkconf and the local_unbound
service starts but there is no logfile created; at least none where I
expect it to be (/var/unbound/log/unbound.log).

What am I missing?

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